Reid Morden, the Canadian spy working with Paul Volcker on the independent UN inquiry into the oil-for-food scandal, is the CEO who was at the helm of the Canadian Security Investigation Services (CSIS) when most of the 300 tapes and wiretaps, collected both before and after the 1985 crash of Air India Flight 182, were destroyed.
Some feel that the destroyed tapes and wiretaps were crucial evidence that could have led to a guilty charge in the trial of the accused on the crash of Flight 182.
The destroyed, could-be crucial evidence is not Morden’s only tie to Flight 182.
Morden is chair of
Flight 182, a Boeing 747 aircraft, blew up at an altitude of 31,000 ft. over
the southwest tip of
Waiting for a justice that never came, relatives of the 329 people killed in
the crash followed the trial of the accused for 20 years only to hear of their
final acquittal on
Justice Ian Josephon of the British Columbia Supreme Court found Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri not guilty on all eight charges each man faced–including first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
In their joint fundraising work at
For five years, Rae was a member of the federal Security Intelligence Review
Committee (SIRC), the body that oversees CSIS. Rae’s SIRC post began on
According to the Weekly Voice, Rae is an insider "who knows the intelligence community well".
In the Air India mystery, questions about what CSIS knew about the conspiracy keep coming back to haunt the organization.
Morden has publicly insisted that CSIS was right to have destroyed the tapes. Morden also told the Globe and Mail that he does not believe any CSIS agent would withhold information about a crime from the RCMP.
There is mistrust in some quarters that the minority-status Liberal Government, expected to face a return to the polls in a non-confidence vote, is merely paying lip service with the Bob Rae appointment.