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Webcast Witness: S/Sgt. Brian Rehill

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

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Witness testimony May 30, 2022

Testimony heard on May 30th was recorded and made available to the public after the session concluded.

The witness was provided accommodations in conjunction with Rule 43. Participants and their counsel were able to be present while the witness was questioned, as well as accredited media. As has been the case throughout proceedings, Participants and their counsel had an opportunity to submit questions, and provide questions in caucus meetings throughout the testimony.


  • Witness: Staff Sergeant Brian Rehill, Risk Manager to speak to the Command Post, Operational Communications Centre and Command Decisions. The witness will provide information on the following topic areas:
    • The role of the risk manager and interaction with other command members;
    • Containment efforts in and around Portapique on April 18, 2020;
    • Decision-making regarding the initial response to complaint(s) from Portapique;
    • Information assessment, dispersal, and communication;
    • Evacuation; and
    • Air support.


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