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Public Proceedings

Webcast Witness Panel: S/Sgt. Jeff West and S/Sgt. Kevin Surette

May 18, 2022 (all day)

Primary site location:

Dartmouth Hilton Hotel
101 Wyse Rd
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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


  • Witness Panel: Staff Sergeants Jeff West (retired) and Kevin Surette (retired), On-Call Critical Incident Commanders, to speak to the Command post, Operational Communications Centre and Command Decisions. Witnesses scheduled May 17 and 18 with respect to the Command post, Operational Communications Centre and Command Decisions are being called to address material factual gaps and provide important context regarding their roles on April 18/19, 2020, and to provide information about decision-making in areas including:
    • Containment, scene management and use of resources
    • The organization of the command post and at-scene command posts
    • Communications within the RCMP and with outside agencies
    • Interoperability with other first responding agencies
    • Policies, training and preparation for, and reviews of, critical incidents; and about the supervision and oversight of RCMP members under their command


  • 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.


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