Calgary Status of Women Action Committee presenters Julie Black and Catherine Cruz reported that Cools and Jessiman, in particular "treated us as hostile witnesses
. We were outraged to be so badly treated by a committee of public representatives."
Reyes' standard commentary on the RPC, held that "notoriously offensive" acts "must be directed at religious practice or dogma or ritual for the purpose of ridicule"--but not one of the four hostile witnesses
testified that the purpose of Celdran's act was ridicule.
Further coverage includes, for example, techniques and strategies for defending manufacturers, preparing clients to testify, cross-examination of hostile witnesses
, and tips for how not to "screw up a good air crash case." The appendices provide an abundance of resource and reference materials.
The accused had recourse to various protections, including the right of confronting hostile witnesses
, and could be released jusqu'a rappel (subject to rearrest).
Two more men, Paul Campbell and James Price, were allowed to be treated as hostile witnesses
And there are many useful counter-examples on record, displaying the senator's solicitude toward even potentially hostile witnesses
(a quality Ritchie admits).
Witnesses who are friendly and cooperative tend to provide objective and credible information, while hostile witnesses
may bend the facts.
Maintain eye contact with hostile witnesses
who are submissive.