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Read the Rules of Practice and Procedure, Commissioners' Decision, Orders in Council and other documents related to our work.

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.

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Rules of Practice and Procedure pdf

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.

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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. 

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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.

Participant Submissions 

The Commission received Phase 1 written submissions from Participants regarding the evidence entered into the record between February 22 to July 8. There will be further opportunities for Participants to make submissions in September.

Phase 1
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Attorney General of Canada pdf

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Burchell MacDougall LLP pdf

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Lenehan Musgrave LLP pdf

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MDW Law pdf

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National Police Federation pdf

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Patterson Law pdf

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Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, Women's Shelters Canada and Be The Peace Institute pdf

Expenditures

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

Call for Applications for Participation (Standing)

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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

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Notice to Potential Participants February 9, 2021 pdf

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