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May 7, 2021

The Mass Casualty Commission is aware that an RCMP business card is providing confusion about whether there is a relationship between the RCMP and the Commission. We want to provide clarity. The Mass Casualty Commission is an independent inquiry that has the responsibility, among other things, of reviewing the RCMP’s activities with respect to the mass casualty events and their aftermath. The Commission does not employ anyone from the RCMP. We do not take any instructions from the RCMP. We are asking the RCMP to remove the card to avoid further confusion. We are reaching out to individuals and groups as well as the community to make them aware of our concern about the incorrect perception about our independence and to address any questions.

Emily Hill, Commission Counsel, Mass Casualty Commission

The Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty (the “Mass Casualty Commission”) is an independent public inquiry created to examine the April 18–19, 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia and to provide meaningful recommendations to help protect Canadians in the future. To contact the Mass Casualty Commission, please email info@masscasualtycommission.ca.

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