Inquiries on CPAC - The Air India Inquiry – December 4, 2007 (Part 2 of 3)
Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witnesses: Michael Code, Geoffrey Gaul, Reid Morden
Michael Code (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) and Geoffrey Gaul (Director of the criminal justice branch of the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney General) continue testimony on the subject of the prosecution and eventual acquittal of Ajaib Singh Bagri and Ripudaman Singh Malik for the bombing of Air India flight 182. Norman Boxall (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) and Barney Brucker (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examine the witnesses. Reid Morden (former Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)) testifies. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Mark J. Freiman, Mr. Morden speaks about the working relationship between CSIS and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), expressing confidence in the relationship and cautioning the Commission against recommending significant changes to the manner of cooperation between CSIS and the RCMP. Mr. Morden nevertheless acknowledges tensions and “turf wars” between the RCMP and CSIS. Mr. Boxall cross-examines the witness.