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Public Proceedings

Webcast Participant Submissions, Closing Remarks

September 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

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

Register to attend proceedings in-person.

Share your suggestions for change to help inform the Commission's final report and recommendations to help make our communities safer. 


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


  • Participant Submissions: Participants will make their final oral submissions over the course of the week, sharing their suggestions for recommendations with the Commissioners. Final submissions were originally scheduled for Sept 19-22, but due to Monday, September 19 being declared a national day of mourning, our schedule has shifted by one day.
    • Ben Perryman, BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)/East Coast Prison Justice Society (ECPJS)
    • Samantha Parris, Attorney General of Nova Scotia
    • Nasha Nijhawan, National Police Federation (NPF) 
    • Lori Ward, Department of Justice Canada


  • Visit the calendar for the proceedings schedule.
  • View the documents section for Research, Foundational Documents and Additional Exhibits that are entered into evidence during proceedings.
  • To learn more about the Commission's third and final phase of work, visit the frequently asked questions page.
  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.


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