It's the right move to make and trust our PM Harper to do the right thing. I watched a documentary recently on the 1985 tragedy. What I took away from it were the following missteps and downright total mistakes made by Canada of that time:
1) Brian Mulroney, the PM at that time giving/sending his condolences to India. What was the man thinking!!!! 90% of the victims were Canadians of Indian descent and more than 100 of them were children, many of them going to India for the very first time to see the land of their parents or to meet their grandparents. Was Mulroney sending his condolences for the loss of an Air India aircraft ?
2) The RCMP and the newly formed CSIS were totally inefficient and dastardly politically correct. They knew about the main figure in the terrorist group. They knew about him going to construction sites to view how explosives were placed when rocks had to be cleared from sites and they did nothing to bring him in.
3) The RCMP and CSIS destroyed their transcripts and tapes after a certain period of time (I think it was after 20 weeks) because that was the modus operandi at that time.... don't even try to reason why. The lack of this material is the reason why the case against the other conspirators fell through.
4) When the bodies of the victims were being recovered (those that could be found, most were lost forever) and brought ashore on the shores of Ireland (or was it Scotland?), not a single Canadian official was present althought the families of the victims were all gathered there, desperate and mad with grief.
It was a tragedy that could have been avoided if the RCMP and CSIS had a better understanding of terrorists and did not give a damn about political correctness and what would the lawyers do or say about this and that if they acted on their instincts and arrested the bomber. I hope they have learnt a lot from this terrible tragedy... a lesson that cost over 300 innocent lives. More victims of political correctness and appeasement. There's no end in sight even today after 25 years.