Skip to main content

Updates from the Commissioners, Community Notices, and other information about the progress of our work will be shared here throughout the inquiry.

Community Notices

August 30, 2021

Community Notice – August 30, 2021

Starting this week, people living in the communities in closest proximity to the April 2020 mass casualty will receive a postcard-sized overview of the Commission in the mail (see download available below).

Read More

Community Notices

August 27, 2021

Community Notice – Thank you – August 27, 2021

Thank you to the residents of Portapique, Wentworth, Glenholme, Debert, Shubenacadie, Onslow, Enfield, and surrounding communities for accommodating our team last week as we gathered information and took some aerial footage.

Read More

Statements

August 26, 2021

Statement on Receiving Documents – August 26, 2021

We are aware of information circulating in the community and online suggesting that certain documents are being withheld from the Mass Casualty Commission by the RCMP.

Read More

Statements

August 25, 2021

Statement on Site Visit and Drone Work – August 25, 2021

This week, a small group of Commission team members are taking aerial footage in the most affected communities to give us more information about terrain, routes, and locations.

Read More

Community Notices

August 20, 2021

Community Notice – August 20, 2021

Members of the Mass Casualty Commission team are planning to visit Portapique, Wentworth, Glenholme, Debert, Shubenacadie, Onslow, Enfield, and surrounding communities next week, August 23-27.

Read More

Commission Updates

August 16, 2021

An Update from the Commissioners – August 16, 2021

This update includes information regarding the Rules of Practice and Procedure shared on our website, receiving and preparing documents, and ongoing community outreach.

Read More

Commission Updates

August 9, 2021

An Update from the Commissioners – August 9, 2021

This update includes information regarding ongoing introductory meetings with First Responders and service provider groups, Investigations and drafting of foundational documents, and ongoing community outreach.

Read More

Statements

July 27, 2021

Statement on RCMP Personnel Changes – July 27, 2021

We have received some questions from community members about recent RCMP personnel changes. We want to be clear that those individuals do not work for the Mass Casualty Commission, but are RCMP employees who were assigned by their organization to respond to requests from the Commission.

Read More

Commission Updates

July 16, 2021

An Update From The Commissioners – July 16, 2021

We are deeply engaged in building our own understanding of what happened leading up to and during the April 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia.

Read More

Commission Updates

June 25, 2021

An Update From The Commissioners – June 25, 2021

We are making steady progress heading into the summer, applying the rigour and care needed to do our work responsibly and respectfully.

Read More

Community Notices

June 22, 2021

Community Notice – June 22, 2021

Members of the Mass Casualty Commission team plan to return to the Portapique community this week to continue fact-finding work. This team will include investigators and members of our legal team, and will be a small group.

Read More

Commission Updates

June 9, 2021

An Update From The Commissioners – June 9, 2021

Today we announced that our next public proceedings will take place between October 26, 2021, and December 10, 2021, at the Halifax Convention Centre and other venues in consultation with Participants. These proceedings will contribute to the fact-finding and policy aspects of our work, as we focus on what happened leading up to and during the events of the April 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia.

Read More

Some of the information within this website may be disturbing or upsetting for some visitors. This website deals with information about events that include gun and other violence, including gender-based violence and intimate partner violence. If you need to leave at any point, there is a “quick exit” button at the top of the website. This website also includes some suggested resources, should you be in need of support.

This website uses cookies
We use cookies to help improve your experience while using this website. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to this use of cookies. Read more about cookies and other information in our Privacy Policy.