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Public Proceedings

Webcast Witnesses: Lia Scanlan and S/Sgt. Addie MacCallum

June 8, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Best Western Truro - Glengarry
150 Willow St
Truro, Nova Scotia

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  • Witness: RCMP Director of Strategic Communications Lia Scanlan, to provide context as to why Twitter and Facebook were used as primary methods of communications with the public, explain the general process and policy by which a tweet is drafted and posted by the RCMP including under what circumstances higher level authorization is required prior to release and to discuss specifics with respect to the public communications issued by the RCMP on April 19, 2020.
  • Witness: S/Sgt. Addie MacCallum to address material factual gaps and provide important context regarding his role on April 18 and 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 his command.


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