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December 11, 2007 10:36 ET

Government of Canada Tables Volume One of Air India Commission Report

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2007) - The Government of Canada today tabled Volume One of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182. Titled The Families Remember, the Report gives a voice to the loved ones of the victims of Flight 182, those who assisted them, and others directly affected.

"This report chronicles the profound sense of loss and grief borne by the families of the victims of Flight 182. Their personal testaments speak eloquently to all Canadians, who, I know, share this Government's conviction that it must take all measures possible to prevent such a tragedy from happening again," said the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety. "The bombing of the Air India flight was a tragedy of an unprecedented magnitude, which is why our Government launched this formal public inquiry. It is our sincere hope that it may bring a measure of closure to those who still grieve for their loved ones, who were lost in the worst terrorist incident in Canadian history."

In September 2006, the Government of Canada launched the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 in order to provide answers to questions that remain unsolved. The first phase, reflected in Volume One of the report, is now complete. Following the conclusion of the hearings, Commissioner John Major will issue his final report, which will contain both findings and recommendations, in spring 2008.

To view or obtain a copy of the report, please visit the Web site www.majorcomm.ca.

Contact Information

  • Public Safety Canada
    Media Relations
    613-991-0657
    or
    Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863