The Air India Inquiry – June 4, 2007 (Part 3 of 3)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Air India Inquiry – June 4, 2007 (Part 3 of 3)

Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182

Witnesses: Rodney Wallis, Jean Barrette, Jim Marriott, Pierre Cyr

Commission Counsel Brian Gover makes procedural remarks. Rodney Wallis (an international civil aviation security consultant), Jean Barrette (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority), and Jim Marriott (Transport Canada) continue to testify as a panel before the Commission. Raj Anand (Counsel for Lata Pada and other victims’ families) conducts cross-examination. Mr. Anand’s questions relate to the implementation of standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), domestic legislation and policies relating to baggage screening, practical and policy concerns related to baggage screening, and other issues in aviation security. Mr. Marriott, Mr. Barrette, and Pierre Cyr (Vice-President of Strategic and Public Affairs, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)) testify as a panel under direct examination by Mr. Gover. Questions focus on Transport Canada’s response to “The CATSA Act Review Advisory Panel Report: Flightplan-Managing the Risks in Aviation Security, Report of the Advisory Panel”; concerns about CATSA’s limited access to intelligence; the use of contractors to fulfill CATSA’s mandate; and related issues. Commissioner John C. Major questions the witnesses. Mr. Anand and Sandy Graham (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examine the panellists.