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Tory MP Wai Young backtracks on claim CSIS knew about bomb on Air India plane

Last Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm PDT


Conservative MP backtracks on her claim Canada's spy agency knew there was a bomb on an Air India plane

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – A Conservative MP is backtracking on her claim that Canada’s spy agency knew there was a bomb on an Air India plane that exploded in flight, killing 329 people.

In a late June speech at a Vancouver church, Tory MP Wai Young  said the laws at the time prevented the Canadian Security Intelligence Service from telling the RCMP about the explosive device in 1985. Young told the service at Harvest City Church that, as a result, the Mounties could not remove the bomb from Air India Flight 182. She said the government’s recently enacted Bill C-51 remedied the problem by allowing greater information-sharing between agencies.

In a statement Tuesday night, Young said she “misspoke with regards to the investigation of the Air India bombing” in her speech at the service. Young says she regrets the error.