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Webcast Roundtables: Public Communications During Emergency Events

May 12, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Dartmouth Hilton Hotel
101 Wyse Rd
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

We will update this page and our calendar as more details are confirmed.

Register here to attend proceedings in-person.

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



The Commission will facilitate two roundtables on the topic of public communications during emergency events, including emergency alerting. 

  • Roundtable 1: Systems design and implementation
    • Members include Michael Hallowes, Jennifer Jesty, Paul Mason, Cheryl McNeil, and Tim Trytten.
  • Roundtable 2: Planning for accessibility and equality 
    • Members include Archy Beals, Trishe Colman, Ian Douglas, Jennifer Jesty, Gregory Smolynec and Raymond Théberge.

Visit the roundtables webpage to learn more about the core themes of the roundtables and the members participating.  


  • Foundational Documents will be posted to our website as they are entered into evidence during the proceedings.
  • The Commission will work to have source material posted within two business days of marking it as an exhibit during proceedings although in rare instances there may be further delays.
  • If links within the Foundational Document are taking you to a page that states “Page not found or document unavailable,” it means they are not yet posted to the website.
  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.

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.

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