Friday, February 23, 2007

Families of Air India victims urge Ottawa to extend anti-terror law

Ottawa: Earlier Thursday, a group representing families of victims of the Air India bombing urged all federal politicians to support renewal of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act.
The Air India Victims' Families Association said MPs from all parties are playing political games with provisions of the law.
Association spokesman Bal Gupta said fighting over the provisions is an insult to the 329 people killed in the Air India plane went down off the coast of Ireland.
Liberal Leader Stephane Dion has said his party will oppose extending the provisions when they expire on March 1.
The Mounties had hoped to use the investigative-hearing provision of the act to compel testimony.
22/02/07 Joan Bryden/570 News, Canada