"The destruction of Air India Flight 182 remains the worst terrorist attack in Canadian history. It was a cowardly, despicable and senseless act," said Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "Our Government launched this inquiry to bring closure to those who still grieve and to ensure that measures are taken to prevent such a tragedy in the future."
In September 2006, the Government of Canada kept its promise to launch an inquiry and commissioned retired Justice Major to scrutinize the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182. In December 2007, the Government released its first report "The Families Remember," which gave voice to the loved ones of the victims of Flight 182, those who assisted them and others directly affected.
"We thank Commissioner Major for his work and once again extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends for the loved ones they lost," said the Prime Minister. "Our thoughts are with them on this day."
The final report being released today is an examination of Canadian national security systems, policies and actions related to the tragedy. It contains both findings and recommendations for the Government of Canada.
To obtain a copy of the report, please visit Library and Archives Canada.