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The Mass Casualty Commission is an independent public inquiry created to examine the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty of April 18-19, 2020. Its aim is to provide meaningful recommendations to help protect Canadians in the future. The Commission is mandated to report its findings and make recommendations by November 2022.

The following page provides a list of key resources about the Commission and will be updated frequently.

For media enquiries, or to be added to the media list to receive updates, please contact:

News Releases

The following news releases have been issued by the Mass Casualty Commission:

Photo Gallery

The following photos, provided by the Mass Casualty Commission, are for use by media and are not for commercial or personal reuse. Images are not to be altered. Questions about the use of these photos can be sent to:

Orders in Council

The details of the mandate are written in official documents known as Orders in Council (OICs) which provide the guidelines and boundaries for the Mass Casualty Commission to proceed with its work.


Order in Council: Government of Canada pdf


Order in Council: Government of Nova Scotia pdf

More Information

FAQs can be found here.

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Official documents can be found here

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