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Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Rules of Practice and Procedure (“the Rules”) were developed collaboratively with Participants to ensure everyone has a common understanding of the roles, processes and approach for public proceedings.

Documents

Rules of Practice and Procedure pdf

Small Group Sessions & Consultation Transcripts

Small Group Sessions and Participant Consultations took place during Phase 3 of the Commission’s work. These sessions were organized in consultation with Participants to provide an opportunity for the Commissioners to hear directly from those most affected about their experiences and discuss recommendations for the final report.

Stakeholder Consultations were also held during this period with members of the Commission’s Research & Policy and Community Engagement teams, bringing together community organizations to discuss the issues the Commission is analyzing to help inform potential recommendations.

All of the information and input collected through these sessions will be considered in preparing recommendations.

  • Small Group Session Transcripts
    • Small Group Session with Amelia Goulet-Butler (August 30, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Dan Jenkins (August 30, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Crystal Mendiuk (August 31, 2022)
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      View Written Responses from Tammy Oliver-McCurdie
    • Small Group Session with Francene Cosman (September 7, 2022)
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      View Written Statement from Francene Cosman
    • Small Group Session with Jennifer Zahl Bruland (September 8, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Ryan Farrington (September 13, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Scott McLeod (September 16, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Charlene Bagley (September 17, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Darcy Dobson and Katie Devine (September 17, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Tara Long (September 19, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Nick Beaton (September 20, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Adam and Carole Fisher (September 21, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Bev Beaton (September 22, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Richard Ellison (September 22, 2022)
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    • Small Group Session with Clinton Ellison and Connor Reeves

      On September 21, 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the Best Western Truro – Glengarry Hotel in Truro, Nova Scotia the Commissioners met in person with Clinton Ellison and Connor Reeves for a small group session. Leo Artalejo, the Mass Casualty Commission’s strategic engagement advisor, facilitated the session. Also present were counsel to Mr. Ellison and Mr. Reeves, Grace MacCormick and Rob Pineo; a support person, Wayne Smith; the Mass Casualty Commission’s community liaison director, Maureen Wheller; and Mass Casualty Commission counsel, Jamie Van Wart.

      During the small group session, Clinton Ellison and Connor Reeves provided information to the Commissioners prompted by the following three questions posed by Mr. Artalejo:

      • What do you want to tell us about your experience seeking information and getting support during and immediately after the mass casualty?
      • Much of the work that still lied ahead for the Commission is to make final recommendations that will be effective and meaningful. Which issues are most important to you for the Commission to focus on as we finalize our recommendations?
      • Are there other things that would be important for the Commission to understand when it comes to your experience seeking information and getting support during and after the mass casualty?

      Subsequent to Mr. Ellison’s and Mr. Reeves’ small group session, the Commission learned that the recording of the session had been inadvertently deleted. The Commission sincerely apologizes to Mr. Ellison and Mr. Reeves for its regrettable mistake. The Commissioners greatly appreciated hearing from Mr. Ellison and Mr. Reeves directly. Unfortunately, we are unable to share the transcript of this session as the recording was lost before it could be transcribed.

  • Stakeholder Consultation Transcripts
    • Stakeholder Consultation on Gender-Based and Intimate Partner Violence (September 15, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Early Childhood and Youth Education on Community Safety (September 16, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Community Safety in Rural Communities (September 20, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Early Childhood and Youth Education on Community Safety (September 22, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Support Services in Rural Communities (September 22, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Gender-Based and Intimate Partner Violence (September 27, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Support Services in Rural Communities (September 27, 2022)
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    • Stakeholder Consultation on Community Safety in Rural Communities (September 29, 2022)
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  • Participant Consultation Transcripts

Participant Submissions

Throughout public proceedings, Participants including those most affected, families, first responders, governments, and organizations, were able to provide oral and written submissions regarding evidence entered into the record. The lists below encompass written submissions received from our Participants throughout our work.

Other Submissions

These submissions were provided to the Commission outside of the formal Participant submission process.

Decisions

These are official decisions from the Commissioners that relate to our process like the Participation Decision or witnessed to be called during a proceeding.

Documents

Order to mark exhibits outside public proceedings (November 26, 2022) pdf

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Order to mark exhibits outside public proceedings (November 18, 2022) pdf

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Order to mark exhibits outside public proceedings (November 10, 2022) pdf

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Decision regarding Rule 43 application on behalf of Cst. Greg Wiley pdf

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Decision regarding July 11 2022 Participant Motion pdf

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Decision regarding Enfield Big Stop Videos pdf

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Decision regarding Participant requests to question witnesses pdf

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Decision regarding Rule 43 accommodation requests pdf

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Participation Decision Addendum V pdf

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Decision with respect to proposed witnesses by Participants relating to the Portapique Foundational Documents pdf

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Participation Decision Addendum IV pdf

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Participation Decision Addendum III pdf

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Participation Decision Addendum II pdf

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Participation Decision Addendum pdf

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Participation Decision pdf

Orders in Council

The details of the Commission's mandate are found below in official documents known as Orders in Council (OICs), issued by the federal and Nova Scotia governments, which provide the direction, guidelines, and parameters for the Commission to proceed with its work and the authority it can exercise in doing so. 

Documents

Order in Council: Government of Canada pdf

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Order in Council: Government of Nova Scotia pdf

The Commission made a request and received approval from both the provincial and federal governments for an extension to submit the final report by March 31, 2023, instead of November 1, 2022. These details are found within the official OICs linked below.

Expenditures

Documents

Expenditure Update Fiscal Years 2020/21 and 2021/22 pdf

Call for Applications for Participation (Standing)

Documents

Applications for Participation - Rules on Participation and Funding pdf

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Call for Applications for Participation pdf

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Participation and Funding Form pdf

Documents

Notice to Potential Participants February 9, 2021 pdf

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