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Read Updates from the Commissioners, Community Notices and other information about the progress of our work throughout the inquiry.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Community Notices

June 8, 2021

Community Notice – Thank you – June 8, 2021

We want to thank the residents of Portapique for allowing us into their community last week. We also want to thank the members of the media who attended for their respectful approach to our work.

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Commission Updates

June 3, 2021

An Update From The Commissioners – June 3, 2021

The Mass Casualty Commission learned that audio recordings of 911 calls from the events of April 18 and 19, 2020, had been published by a local magazine. The Commission condemns the access and posting of the highly sensitive audio recordings posted yesterday evening.

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Community Notices

May 31, 2021

Community Notice – May 31, 2021

Members of the Mass Casualty Commission team are planning to visit the Portapique community as part of our fact finding work on Friday, June 4th starting at around 9am. We have reached out to community members to check if there are any concerns with this date.

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Commission Updates

May 28, 2021

An Update From The Commissioners – May 28, 2021

We are encouraged by the progress being made in Nova Scotia and in Canada on COVID-19 vaccinations, and we hope this will lead to easing of public health restrictions for our communities in the months ahead. In the meantime, we are following our COVID-19 Protocols and continuing our work in ways that ensure the health and safety of everyone taking part.

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Commission Updates

May 13, 2021

Mass Casualty Commission Releases Participation Decision – May 13, 2021

Today, the Mass Casualty Commission is releasing its decision on Applications for Participation (Standing). The decision names individuals and groups who will be Participants in its proceedings.

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