Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witnesses: Robert Burns, Mark Lalonde
Robert Burns (Canpro Pacific Services) and Mark Lalonde (Canpro Pacific Services) testify as a panel under direct examination by Commission Counsel Michel Dorval. The witnesses discuss challenges in eliciting information and testimony from witnesses of criminal activity; the concept of witness protection and provisions for witness protection in Canada at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels; and examples of problems and inconsistencies with witness protection provisions in Canada. Commissioner John C. Major asks the witnesses some brief questions. Norman Boxall (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) and Charleen Brenzall (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examine the witnesses. Mr. Dorval asks some brief follow-up questions.