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Webcast Presentation: Structure of Policing in Nova Scotia, Panel: Introducing the Communities

February 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Grafton Street entrance

Community viewing location:

Inn on Prince, 437 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
Entrance at rear of building

Register here to attend proceedings in-person at the Halifax Convention Centre (Participants and their counsel) or the Community Viewing Station in Truro (public). 

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



  • Panel about life in rural Nova Scotia, including in the affected communities: The purpose of the community panel is to establish important context at the start of proceedings about the rural communities in which the mass casualty took place—what the people and places are like, what makes them special and the things they may have in common with other Canadian communities. Our goal is to invite a cross-section of community representatives to share their voices and perspectives about life in rural Nova Scotia.
    • Alana Hirtle (facilitator), Business Analyst, CBDC-NOBL and Chair of the Rotary Cares Committee, Rotary Club of Truro
    • Rev. Nicole Uzans, Anglican parish priest and chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves
    • Chief Sidney Peters, Glooscap First Nation
    • Mary Teed, Social Worker and Executive Director of the Colchester Adult Learning Association
    • Dr. Ernest Asante Korankye, President & CEO at Asante Logistic Group Inc.
  • Presentation: Structure of Policing in Nova Scotia: Structure of Policing Presentation (PDF)
    • Senior Commission Counsel, Rachel Young will explain the structure of police services in Nova Scotia. The purpose of this presentation is to share some key information about the responsibilities of police services in the province, their jurisdictions and the resources available to them.
  • Media Q/A: Senior Commission Counsel, Emily Hill and Director of Investigations, Barbara McLean will host a live Q&A session with members of the media.

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