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Foundational Documents

Foundational Documents share the key facts and events leading up to, during and after the mass casualty.

  • Portapique, April 18-19, 2020

    This document summarizes information currently available to the Commission in relation to the events on April 18 and 19, 2020, in Portapique, Nova Scotia. It addresses the homicides in the Portapique area and also discusses the shooting of a witness and an assault. Focus is placed on the observations of residents in the Portapique area. The movements of the perpetrator through the community are also considered.

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    Document ID: COMM0050893
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    Document ID: COMM0064786
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  • First Responder Actions in Portapique

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Commission in relation to the events overnight on April 18 and April 19, 2020, at Portapique, Nova Scotia. It covers a period from approximately 10:00 p.m. on April 18, 2020, to 5:00 a.m. on April 19, 2020, and addresses the actions, decision-making, and communications of RCMP first responders in the Portapique community during the earliest hours of the mass casualty. It also addresses the actions of the emergency health services and emergency fire responses during this time. This document makes reference to homicides in the Portapique area. It also mentions the shooting of a witness.

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    Document ID: COMM0050894
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    Document ID: COMM0064507
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  • Containment Points in and Around Portapique

    This document summarizes material currently available to Mass Casualty Commission counsel in relation to the events of April 18 and 19, 2020, in Portapique, Nova Scotia. It covers the RCMP’s containment efforts in and around Portapique from April 18, 2020, at 10:25:57 p.m. until April 19, 2020, at 9:42:30 a.m. — from when the first RCMP member arrived in Portapique to when members were alerted to the Wentworth homicide call via Colchester radio. Focus is placed on data obtained from Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers on RCMP vehicles and on the first-hand accounts of the responding members. We note that the GPS data does not show the movement of RCMP members on foot. Specific reference is made in this document of a homicide in Wentworth.

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    Document ID: COMM0050895
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    Document ID: COMM0064502
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  • Overnight in Debert

    This document summarizes information currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the April 18/19, 2020, overnight period in Debert, Nova Scotia. It addresses video surveillance and civilian witness observations of the perpetrator’s movements from approximately 10:51 p.m. on April 18, 2020, to 5:45 a.m. on April 19, 2020. This document also describes the discovery of physical evidence on April 26, 27, and 30, 2020, behind a local business in the Debert Business Park.

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    Document ID: COMM0051979
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    Document ID: COMM0064511
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  • 2328 Hunter Road

    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Commission in relation to the events on April 19, 2020, at Hunter Road, Wentworth, Nova Scotia. It addresses homicides in the area. Reference is also made to the homicide in Wentworth. Focus is placed on civilian and police observations, communications and responses. The movement of the perpetrator between 5:45 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. is also addressed.

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    Document ID: COMM0053599
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    Document ID: COMM0064499
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  • Highway 4, Wentworth
    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Commission in relation to the events on April 19, 2020, at Highway 4, Wentworth, Nova Scotia, including RCMP radio communications and movements. It addresses a homicide in that area. It also references another homicide, which is detailed in the 2328 Hunter Road Foundational Document. Focus is placed on civilian and police observations, communications and responses. The movement of the perpetrator through the community is also addressed.

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    Document ID: COMM0053597
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  • Highway 4, Glenholme

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Commission in relation to the events occurring in Glenholme, Nova Scotia, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:08 a.m. on April 19, 2020. This document addresses the sighting of the perpetrator by police as he travelled south on Highway 4, the perpetrator’s attendance at a residence on Highway 4, the police response and the perpetrator’s rapid departure from this property towards Plains Road in Debert. Specific reference is made in this document to the homicide in Wentworth, homicides at Plains Road, as well as to the fire on Hunter Road. This document contains images of the perpetrator.

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    Document ID: COMM0053596
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    Document ID: COMM0064508
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  • Plains Road, Debert

    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Commission in relation to the events on April 19, 2020, at Plains Road, Debert, Nova Scotia. It covers two homicides in the area including a female victim who was pregnant at the time. Focus is placed on civilian and police observations, communications and responses. The movements of the perpetrator through the community are also addressed.

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    Document ID: COMM0053598
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    Document ID: COMM0064512
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  • Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade Hall

    This document summarizes information currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the events of April 19, 2020, at the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade Hall. It addresses events that occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and includes the “blue-on-blue” incident that occurred outside the community comfort centre set up by the Emergency Management Office at the fire hall. Focus is placed on first-hand accounts of RCMP officers, witness accounts of neighbours and travellers in the area, and fire hall volunteers who were present during the incident. Reference is also made to homicides committed by the perpetrator.

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    Document ID: COMM0053832
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    Document ID: COMM0064510
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  • Shubenacadie

    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the events on April 19, 2020, in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. It covers homicides and shootings that took place in the area. Focus is placed on civilian and police observations, communications, and responses. The movement of the perpetrator through the community is also addressed. Reference is also made to the homicides in Wentworth, Plains Road and Highway 224. This document contains images of the perpetrator.

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    Document ID: COMM0053830
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    Document ID: COMM0064516
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  • Highway 224

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to events on April 19, 2020, on and around Highway 224, Nova Scotia. It addresses a homicide in that area, the movements of the perpetrator, the RCMP response to the residence, and the actions taken by RCMP members to try to intercept the perpetrator on Highway 224 south of Shubenacadie. Reference is also made to the vehicle of a previous homicide victim.

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    Document ID: COMM0053831
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    Document ID: COMM0064509
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  • Enfield Big Stop

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the events prior to and at the Irving Big Stop gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, on April 19, 2020. Focus is placed on the movements and actions of the RCMP Emergency Response Team as they searched for the perpetrator through Elmsdale and on their final encounter with the perpetrator in Enfield. The document also references the attempts of general duty RCMP members to intercept the perpetrator. Multiple homicides are referenced in this document. The document discusses audio, video, witness and forensic information in relation to the killing of the perpetrator, including detailed discussion of the perpetrator’s post-mortem examination results. This document contains images of the perpetrator.

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    Document ID: COMM0052490
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    Document ID: COMM0064503
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  • Police Paraphernalia

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission Counsel in relation to the perpetrator’s access to, possession of, and use of police paraphernalia, including the decommissioned replica RCMP cruiser. The document organizes and sources references to audio, video, witness, and forensic evidence. There is some discussion of forensic evidence recovered from scenes and deceased individuals. There are images of the perpetrator in this document as well as images of the perpetrator’s clothing as found in the aftermath of the mass casualty, which may be disturbing.

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    Document ID: COMM0055715
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    Document ID: COMM0064513
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  • Confirmation of Replica RCMP Cruiser

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the perpetrator’s use of a replica RCMP vehicle during the April 18–19, 2020, mass casualty in Nova Scotia. It includes the perceptions, understandings, and analyses of RCMP members with respect to the possibility that the perpetrator was in possession of a fully marked replica RCMP cruiser. Homicides of multiple people are referenced in this document, as is the witness encounter with the perpetrator, where the perpetrator shot and injured a resident.

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    Document ID: COMM0055720
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    Document ID: COMM0064515
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  • Firearms

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the perpetrator’s access to firearms and associated equipment and ammunition. This includes the perpetrator’s preparation and research, his history with firearms, and his access to the firearms and associated equipment and ammunition used on April 18 and 19, 2020. This document contains images of the perpetrator’s firearms, as found in the aftermath of the mass casualty, which may be disturbing.

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    Document ID: COMM0056215
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    Document ID: COMM0064506
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  • Alert Ready in Nova Scotia
    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the policy and roll-out of Alert Ready in Nova Scotia before, at the time of, and after the mass casualty.

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    Document ID: COMM0057390
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  • Information Seeking from Families and Next of Kin Notifications

    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to how affected families sought information about their loved ones, and about the next-of-kin death notifications completed by the RCMP on April 18, 19, and 20, 2020. The experiences of family members of victims who have chosen to share their information with the Commission are discussed in this document, but we recognize the many other family members who were and are affected by their loss and the events of the mass casualty.

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    Document ID: COMM0058972
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    Document ID: COMM0064785
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  • RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT)

    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the movements, actions and observations of the RCMP’s Emergency Response Teams (ERT) from Nova Scotia (H-Division) and New Brunswick (J-Division) during the mass casualty of April 18 and 19, 2020. Focus is placed on the H-Division’s travel to and actions in and around Portapique including the evacuation of residents that was interrupted by the perpetrator’s re-emergence in Wentworth.

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    Document ID: COMM0057766
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    Document ID: COMM0064504
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  • RCMP Command Post, Operational Communications Centre, and Command Decisions

    This document summarizes information currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the actions, decisions, and information-sharing of the RCMP’s critical incident command personnel and dispatching staff on April 18 and 19, 2020 in Nova Scotia. Focus is placed on the information received by the RCMP during the mass casualty, and the actions, decisions, and communications made in response thereto. Consideration is given to the actions and decisions of RCMP commanding officers, Risk Managers, Critical Incident Commanders, Emergency Response Team (ERT) Team Leaders, responding Staff Sergeants, and operators at the RCMP’s Operational Communications Centre (OCC).

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    Document ID: COMM0057771
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    Document ID: COMM0064501
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  • Truro Police Services - April 19, 2020

    This document summarizes information currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the involvement of the Truro Police Service (TPS) in the mass casualty response on April 19, 2020. It includes information about the presence of TPS officers during the lockdown at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, communications between the RCMP and the TPS, and TPS internal communications during the critical incident response. The document also describes the perpetrator’s movements through Bible Hill and Truro on the morning of April 19, 2020. Reference is made in the document to the homicide scenes of Wentworth, Portapique, Plains Road, and Shubenacadie. This document includes images of the perpetrator.

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    Document ID: COMM0058837
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    Document ID: COMM0064518
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  • RCMP Public Communications, April 18-19, 2020

    This document addresses the RCMP’s communications with the public from the start of the mass casualty on April 18, 2020, until approximately 12:00 p.m. on April 19, 2020. Information on communications from the RCMP to the public that occurred after the mass casualty is contained in the Public Communications from the RCMP and Governments About the Mass Casualty Foundational Document. The current foundational document reviews interactions within the critical incident command team and interactions between the critical incident command team and the strategic communications unit of the RCMP. The document references the timing and substance of social media releases to the public. It also discusses consideration of the Alert Ready notification tool. Further information about the Alert Ready system is contained in the Alert Ready in Nova Scotia Foundational Document.

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    Document ID: COMM0058836
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    Document ID: COMM0064514
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  • Air Support

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to RCMP requests for and use of air services to support the police response to the mass casualty. It covers a time period from approximately 10:30 p.m. on April 18, 2020, to 11:45 a.m. on April 19, 2020. It addresses relevant agencies with access to air services, RCMP efforts to obtain air support, and the flightpath of the DNR helicopter. There are brief references to the homicide scenes in Portapique, Debert, and Shubenacadie. The perpetrator’s movements through Colchester, Cumberland, and Hants Counties are also referenced.

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    Document ID: COMM0058856
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    Document ID: COMM0064500
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  • Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP Operations

    This document summarizes material currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the actions, operations, and decisions of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP), the HRP’s Emergency Response Team (HRP ERT), and Halifax District RCMP during the mass casualty on April 18-19, 2020. It covers a period of roughly 13 hours, from approximately 10:30 p.m. on April 18, 2020 to 11:30 a.m. on April 19, 2020. There are brief references to the homicides in Portapique, Debert, and Shubenacadie. There are also direct references to the shooting of Cst. Chad Morrison and the homicides in Wentworth and at Highway 224.

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    Document ID: COMM0058878
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    Document ID: COMM0064784
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  • 911 Call-Taking and Dispatch

    This document summarizes evidence currently available to the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to how information is received from 911 callers and relayed to police agencies. This document is intended to provide context to assist the Commission and the public in understanding communications and communication decisions during the events of April 18 and 19, 2020.

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    Document ID: COMM0058853
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  • TMR2 Radio Communications System in Nova Scotia

    This document is an overview of the TMR2 radio communication system used by first responder and provincial agencies in Nova Scotia.

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    Document ID: COMM0058854
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    Document ID: COMM0064517
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  • Support Services for Survivors, Families, and Communities

    The purpose of this foundational document is to provide information about the services and supports offered to inform, support, and engage those affected by the mass casualty. This foundational document does not outline every interaction between RCMP member Constable (Cst.) Wayne Bent and the families to which he was assigned.

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    Document ID: COMM0059120
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    Document ID: COMM0064787
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  • Public Communications from the RCMP and Governments after the Mass Casualty

    This document captures the public communications of the RCMP and other government officials after the mass casualty, and compares those statements to material reviewed to date by Mass Casualty Commission counsel indicating what information the RCMP knew internally at the same time. The post-event period commences with the RCMP’s takedown of the perpetrator at the Enfield Big Stop at 11:25 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Those events are described in the Enfield Big Stop Foundational Document. The reader is cautioned that there is discussion in this document about individual victims, the perpetrator, and the course of events, which may be disturbing.

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    Document ID: COMM0059119
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  • Violence in the Perpetrator’s Family of Origin

    This document summarizes evidence currently in the possession of the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to violence in the perpetrator’s family of origin. It addresses a wide range of violent conduct, including violence against children and physical, emotional, and verbal abuse. This document presents information about a history of child abuse spanning several generations in the perpetrator’s family. There is further reference to the perpetrator’s alcohol use disorder, possession of weapons, and threats of violence. This document also includes statements from the perpetrator’s family members about the perpetrator’s mental health, as well as related information from the perpetrator’s medical records.

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    Document ID: COMM0059739
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  • Perpetrator’s Violent Behaviour Towards Others

    This document summarizes evidence currently in the possession of the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the perpetrator’s violent behaviour towards others. It addresses a wide range of violent conduct, including physical, sexual, and verbal violence, as well as aggressive, confrontational, controlling, harassing, and bullying behaviour. This Foundational Document also references victims of the mass casualty.

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    Document ID: COMM0059623
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    Document ID: COMM0064519
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  • Perpetrators Violence Towards His Common Law Spouse

    This document summarizes evidence currently in the possession of the Mass Casualty Commission about the perpetrator’s violence, coercion, and controlling behaviour towards his common-law spouse, Lisa Banfield (“Ms. Banfield”), throughout their 19-year relationship. It covers the perpetrator’s physical violence and also non-physical forms of abuse, including verbal and emotional abuse and financial control, as well as his controlling and possessive behaviour towards her. The information in this foundational document includes Ms. Banfield’s description of the perpetrator’s violence and abuse towards her, as well as the observations of other people who witnessed or were aware of his violence and abuse of Ms. Banfield. The document also includes references to the perpetrator’s infidelity, alcohol use disorder, and the presence of weapons in their home.

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    Document ID: COMM0059740
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  • Perpetrator's Financial Misdealings

    This document summarizes evidence currently in the possession of the Mass Casualty Commission in relation to the perpetrator’s financial misdealings. It addresses the perpetrator’s banking activity, corporate dealings, real estate acquisitions, improper billing practices, association with drugs and organized criminal activity, as well as his planning of a potential fraud in relation to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

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    Document ID: COMM0059859
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    Document ID: COMM0064505
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Investigations Supplementary Reports

Investigations Supplementary Reports were completed by the Commission’s Investigations team to support the overall understanding of the facts of what happened, how and why. Each report contains the results of further investigation into specific questions or events.

Policy Documents

Policy Documents include materials gathered by the Commission and shared throughout proceedings that include summaries of key information about legislation or policies relating to areas in the Commission’s mandate. Related source materials are found in the list below and/or are hyperlinked within the document.

  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Firearms Policy
    This document summarizes material reviewed to date by the Mass Casualty Commission regarding Canada Border Service Agency’s policies and procedures with respect to firearms. This document is subject to change as the understanding of counsel for the Participants and the Commission evolves.

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    Document ID: COMM0056216
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  • Legislative Brief: Police Impersonation and Paraphernalia
    The purpose of this document is to provide information about the law applicable to police impersonation and police paraphernalia at the time of the mass casualty in April 2020. It is intended to assist the Commission in fulfilling its mandate by providing factual information about the rules in place at the time. It does not provide any commentary, evaluations, or recommendations.

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    Document ID: COMM0009543
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  • Legislative Brief: Firearms
    The purpose of this document is to provide information about the law applicable to the acquisition, possession, transfer, import, and use of firearms at the time of the mass casualty in April 2020. The emphasis is on illegal possession, import, and use since the perpetrator did not have a firearms licence. It is intended to assist the Commission with the fulfillment of its mandate by providing factual information about the rules in place at the time. It does not provide commentary, evaluations or recommendations..

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    Document ID: COMM0018403
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  • Legislative Brief: Alert System
    The purpose of this document is to provide the law applicable to the National Public Alerting System (also called “Alert Ready”). Although this system was not used during the mass casualty in April 2020, an understanding of it is requisite to the work of the Commission. This document is intended to assist the Commission with the fulfillment of its mandate by providing factual information about the laws and regulations in place at the time.

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    Document ID: COMM0034780
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  • Legislative Brief: Perpetrator’s Violence and Financial Dealings

    The purpose of this document is to provide information about legislation applicable to gender-based violence (GBV), intimate partner violence (IPV), family violence, and coercive control, as well as additional perpetrator antecedents and financial dealings. This document is not a comprehensive overview and it does not address offences committed by the perpetrator during the mass casualty. Rather, it incorporates legislative provisions that are potentially relevant to facts documented in the Perpetrator’s Violence Towards His Common-Law Spouse and Perpetrator’s Violent Behaviour towards Others Foundational Documents. It does not provide any commentary, evaluations or recommendations.

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    Document ID: COMM0059749
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  • RCMP National Booklet 1

    This is Booklet 1 of 3 of the national, divisional, and detachment level policies that the RCMP has identified to the Commission after extensive dialogue, as those requisite to the Commission’s mandate and in force as at April 2020 (or as updated since, where indicated).

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    • This document is from the RCMP’s possession internal intranet therefore the hyperlinks between policies that exist will not work.
    • There are still appendices and possibly other policies still being identified as requisite to the Commission’s work. Any new material will be put into a new document and not inserted into the existing Booklets.
    • Each policy contained in these binders already has an individual COMM number, which it retains within these RCMP National Booklets that have their own COMM numbers.

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    Document ID: COMM0058880
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  • RCMP National Booklet 2

    This is Booklet 2 of 3 of the national, divisional, and detachment level policies that the RCMP has identified to the Commission after extensive dialogue, as those requisite to the Commission’s mandate and in force as at April 2020 (or as updated since, where indicated).

    Please note:

    • This document is from the RCMP’s possession internal intranet therefore the hyperlinks between policies that exist will not work.
    • There are still appendices and possibly other policies still being identified as requisite to the Commission’s work. Any new material will be put into a new document and not inserted into the existing Booklets.
    • Each policy contained in these binders already has an individual COMM number, which it retains within these RCMP National Booklets that have their own COMM numbers.

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    Document ID: COMM0058882
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  • RCMP National Booklet 3

    This is Booklet 3 of 3 of the national, divisional, and detachment level policies that the RCMP has identified to the Commission after extensive dialogue, as those requisite to the Commission’s mandate and in force as at April 2020 (or as updated since, where indicated).

    Please note:

    • This document is from the RCMP’s possession internal intranet therefore the hyperlinks between policies that exist will not work.
    • There are still appendices and possibly other policies still being identified as requisite to the Commission’s work. Any new material will be put into a new document and not inserted into the existing Booklets.
    • Each policy contained in these binders already has an individual COMM number, which it retains within these RCMP National Booklets that have their own COMM numbers.

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    Document ID: COMM0058879
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  • RCMP H Division Policies Booklet

    This booklet contains policies of H Division (Nova Scotia) that the RCMP has identified to the Commission after extensive dialogue, as those requisite to the Commission’s mandate and in force as at April 2020 (or as updated since, where indicated).

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    Document ID: COMM0058881
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  • Intimate Partner Violence, Family Violence, and Gender-based Violence Policies

    This document is an overview of the policies concerning intimate partner violence, family violence, and gender-based violence by the provincial government in Nova Scotia, as well as the relevant RCMP, municipal police, and regional police policies.

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    Document ID: COMM0059858
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