Air India action plan shows inaction: Critics

Opposition parties and relatives of the 1985 Air India disaster slammed the "action plan" the federal government announced on Nov. 7, meant to prevent another incident similar to the worst mass murder in Canadian history from happening again, the CBC reported. The 1985 bombing of an Air India flight, destined for New Delhi, killed 329 people, including 280 Canadians. Public Minister Vic Toews said the plan is a "road map" for counterterrorism that will improve co-operation between national security agencies and police. But critics said the plan lacks most of the recommendations the Air India inquiry released six months ago.

Published: Wednesday, 12/08/2010 12:00 am EST

Opposition parties and relatives of the 1985 Air India disaster slammed the "action plan" the federal government announced on Nov. 7, meant to prevent another incident similar to the worst mass murder in Canadian history from happening again, the CBC reported. The 1985 bombing of an Air India flight, destined for New Delhi, killed 329 people, including 280 Canadians. Public Minister Vic Toews said the plan is a "road map" for counterterrorism that will improve co-operation between national security agencies and police. But critics said the plan lacks most of the recommendations the Air India inquiry released six months ago.

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