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The independent public inquiry created to examine the April 18-19, 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia and to provide meaningful recommendations to help make communities safer in the future.

The final report will be released in Truro, N.S. and via webcast on March 30, 2023 at 12 p.m. noon ADT.

For more information, see our latest update. Please RSVP by contacting if you plan to attend the release of the final report.

Visit the webcast page to watch past proceedings.

Foundational Documents

Foundational Documents share the key facts and events leading up to, during and after the mass casualty.

Proceedings Webcasts

Watch the webcast from the public proceedings including presentations of Foundational Documents, witness testimonies and roundtables. 

Research and Commissioned Reports

Review research related to issues in the mandate and reports focused on key policy structures and lessons learned from previous mass casualties.


Roundtables involve experts and other individuals with helpful knowledge who can provide insights on relevant issues.


The details of the mandate provide the guidelines and boundaries for the Commission to proceed with its work.


What does the Commission's third and final phase of work include? See the answers to frequently asked questions.

The content on this website will be updated throughout the inquiry.

Content Warning: The following video contains scenes including the discharging of firearms causing death. There is a “quick exit” button at the top of the website if you need it, and Wellness Supports are also listed.

Some of the information within this website may be disturbing or upsetting for some visitors. This website deals with information about events that include gun and other violence, including gender-based violence and intimate partner violence. If you need to leave at any point, there is a “quick exit” button at the top of the website. This website also includes some suggested resources, should you be in need of support.

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