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Public proceedings will resume Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:30 am AT.

Visit the calendar for schedule details. Review the documents section of the website for Foundational Documents, supporting source materials, Commissioned Reports and more. 

The Commission is accepting public submissions of research or recommendations that are relevant to the mandate to inform the final report and recommendations to help make communities safer.


To listen to live audio from the proceedings, call 1-877-385-4099 (toll-free) and enter code 1742076, followed by the # sign.

Webcasts and Transcripts from Past Proceedings

July 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Senior RCMP Witness

July 27, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Senior RCMP Witness

July 26, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Senior RCMP Witness

July 25, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Senior RCMP Witness

July 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Forensic Psychological Assessment Practices & Participant Submissions

July 21, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence

July 20, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence

July 19, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence

July 18, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence (View Transcript)

July 15, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence

July 14, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence (View Transcript)

July 13, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence (View Transcript)

July 12, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence (View Transcript)

July 11, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Violence: understanding mass casualties and the role of gender-based and intimate partner violence (View Transcript)

July 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rurality and Community Well-Being (View Transcript)

June 30, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rural Community Safety and Policing (View Transcript)

June 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Post-Incident Communications and Support (View Transcript)

June 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Post-Incident Communications and Support (View Transcript)

June 21, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Post-Incident Communications and Support (View Transcript)

June 20, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Post-Incident Communications and Support (View Transcript)

June 14, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Small Group Sessions (View Transcript)

June 13, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Small Group Sessions (View Transcript)

June 9, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Critical Incident Response, Air Support & Halifax Regional Police Response (View Transcript)

June 8, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RCMP Public Communications (View Transcript)

June 7, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RCMP Public Communications (View Transcript)

June 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Truro Police Services (View Transcript)

June 2, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Critical Incident Response (View Transcript)

June 1, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Critical Incident Response (View Transcript)

May 31, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witness (View Transcript)

May 30, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witness (View Transcript)

May 26, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Command Decisions and Critical Incident Response (View Transcript)

May 25, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Command Decisions (View Transcript)

May 18, 2022 (all day)
Witnesses (View Transcript)

May 17, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Document: RCMP Command Post, Operational Communications Centre and Command Decisions, Witness (View Transcript)

May 16, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Document: RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Witnesses (View Transcript)

May 12, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Roundtables: Public Communications During Emergency Events (View Transcript)

May 11, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witness, Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

May 10, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Document: Alert Ready in Nova Scotia, Witnesses (View Transcript)

May 5, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witnesses (View Transcript)

May 4, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witness, Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

May 3, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Documents: Firearms, Commissioned Reports, Witness (View Transcript)

April 27, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Roundtable: Police Paraphernalia and Police Impersonators (View Transcript)

April 25, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Documents: Police Paraphernalia & Confirmation of Replica RCMP Cruiser, Witness(es) (View Transcript)

April 14, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witness(es), Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

April 13, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Documents: Highway 224 & Enfield Big Stop, Witness(es), Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

April 11, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Documents: Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade Hall & Shubenacadie, Witness(es) (View Transcript)

March 31, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Documents: Highway 4, Glenholme & Plains Road, Debert (View Transcript)

March 30, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Documents: 2328 Hunter Rd & Highway 4, Wentworth, Witness(es) (View Transcript)

March 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Witness(es) (View Transcript)

March 9, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Document: Overnight in Debert, Participant Submissions, Commissioners' Decision (View Transcript)

March 7, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

March 3, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

March 2, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Participant Submissions (View Transcript)

March 1, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How 911 Calls are Received and Dispatched in Nova Scotia, Foundational Documents: First Responders in Portapique & Containment Points in and around Portapique (View Transcript)

February 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foundational Document: Portapique, April 18-19, 2020 (View Transcript)

February 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Panel: Introducing the Communities, Presentation: Structure of Policing (View Transcript)

February 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Opening Day, Panel: Human Impacts (View Transcript)

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