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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.

Public proceedings will resume on August 22, 2022 at 9:30 am AT.   

Watch the webcast online or register to attend the proceedings in-person. 

Visit the calendar for the daily schedule.

To listen to live audio from the proceedings, call 1-877-385-4099 (toll-free) and enter code 1742076, followed by the # sign.

Public Submissions

Share your suggestions for research or ideas that could inform the Commission’s recommendations and final report.

Documents, Reports and Source Materials

Read and review Foundational Documents, source materials, research and Commissioned Reports.


Hear directly from experts and other individuals with knowledge and experience to share relating to issues outlined in the mandate. 

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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