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Mass Casualty Commission to Release Final Report March 30

By Caitlin Snow Feb 22, 2023 | 4:47 PM

RCMP cruisers parked in front of Portapique Beach Road during the NS mass shooting that claimed 22 lives in April 2020.

The Mass Casualty Commission will release it’s final report on the 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Shooting on March 30.

The report will be released in person in Truro, NS and will include details on what happened, how and why as well as recommendations to improve community safety.

After 76 days of public proceedings, they heard from over 230 witnesses.

As required in its mandate, the final report includes the Commission’s thorough analysis and review of:

Access to firearms
Communications between and within law enforcement agencies and other services
Communications with the public during and after the event
Gender-based and intimate partner violence
Police actions
Police policies, procedures and training
Prior interactions and relationship of the perpetrator with the police and social services
The steps taken to inform, support and engage those most affected

In April of 2020 a gunman dressed as a Mountie shot and killed 22 people in Portapique, NS.

He was then fatally shot by two RCMP officers at a gas station, north of Halifax.


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