Conservatives accused of hiding Air India papers

Liberals ask why two controversial memos weren't released at public inquiry

Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh is asking why documents suggesting a cover-up of the Air India bombing by Brian Mulroney’s adviser weren’t provided during the public inquiry into the terrorist attack. Dosanjh (formerly premier of B.C.), asked Justice Minister Rob Nicholson why the documents were released Friday, over a year after the inquiry was over. The two memos in question date from 1985 and 1986, and indicate that Mulroney’s staff wanted to keep a report away from the Indian government’s judicial inquiry. Fred Doucet is named in one of the memos. The Mulroney adviser is mentioned as chairman of a meeting where it was decided that the Canadian Aviation Safety Board’s report that found a bomb built in B.C. was responsible for bringing down the plane would not be given to India. Canada was concerned about looking bad internationally, according to the documents.

Ottawa Citizen

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