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Public Proceedings

Webcast Small Groups Sessions: Service Providers and Elected Officials

June 14, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Dartmouth Hilton Hotel
101 Wyse Rd
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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.



  • Small Group Session: Service Providers
    • Dana Bowden, Director at the Department of Justice Victim Services
    • Kim Burton, Department of Justice Victim Services
    • Lindsay Denis, Forensic Nurse with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office
    • Eveline Gallant, Forensic Nurse with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office
    • Bruce Varner, Funeral Home Director and Embalmer for Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home
  • Small Group Session: Elected Officials
    • Tom Taggart, MLA for Colchester North
    • Christine Blair, Mayor of the Municipality of Colchester


  • 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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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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