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The independent Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty

Participation Decision Webcast

Watch the Mass Casualty Commission's Participation Decision announcement or read the full document on the Participation page.

About The Commission

The Mass Casualty Commission is an independent public inquiry created to examine the April 18-19, 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia and to provide meaningful recommendations to help protect Canadians in the future.

The Commission is mandated to report its findings and make recommendations by November 2022.

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

COVID-19 Protocols

Health and safety are paramount. We are focused on the safety of our team members, all those participating in the Mass Casualty Commission, and the public.

One Year Commemoration of the April 2020 Mass Casualty – A Message from the Commissioners

As we approach one year since April 18th and 19th 2020, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the mass casualty that took the lives of many innocent people and left others with serious physical and emotional injuries.

Support Services Available

The support services listed may be contacted if you are in need of support.

A Message From The Commissioners

On behalf of the Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty (the “Mass Casualty Commission”), we thank you for visiting this website to learn more about this public inquiry.

Public Inquiry Overview

This video was created as a way to introduce the Mass Casualty Commission and the Commissioners during COVID-19. The Commissioners look forward to in person meetings as soon and as safely as possible, particularly with those most affected.


Read about what the Commission has been directed to do.

The Commissioners

Meet the Commissioners conducting the Inquiry.


Find answers to frequently asked questions.

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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