Defense: Want to begin with more information on Smillie’s background.
Smillie studied Economics, and his first job was as a teacher in Sierra Leone in different subjects.
Def: Did you work for any other organization inside SL during your year as a teacher?
Def: Had you ever been there before 1967?
Defense is reviewing the witnesses stay in Nigeria. Did the witness develop expertise in any other fields?
IS: We were dealing with issues of health and education.
Def: You were essentially an administrator?
Defense is reviewing his subsequent work in Canada as an administrator, then its work with CARE.
Def: You were still working as an administrator?
Def: Then you were an administrator at the U. of Ontario back in Canada?
Def: 1975-1979, you were running the organization you founded, Interpares. Did you travel to countries you were working on?
Def: Did you travel to SL or Liberia, or have anything to do with the diamond industry?
Def: Then in 1979 you became executive director of CUSO, and you were administering that organization until 1983 when you became a freelance writer and consultant?
Def: Have you been doing that full-time for 24 years?
IS: Full-time until 1998, when Parnership Africa-Canada was founded.
Defense is asking about the witness’s consulting work during the 1990s, and whether he went to Sierra Leone.
IS: I spent about a month in Sierra Leone in 1996 – in Freetown and Kenema.
Def: Did you experience difficulty moving between between Freetown and Kenema?
IS: No, it was during a lull in the fighting.
Def: Did you have anything to do with the diamond issue then?
Def: Prior to your work in the late 1990s, did Partnership Africa-Canada have anything to do with diamond issues?
Defense has established through a series of questions that the witness has no formal training in geology, statistics, or subsequent formal training in economics following his bachelor’s degree. It has also established that the witness’s only trip to Liberia, apart from a brief stop in-transit, was in October 2000 as a member of the UN expert panel.