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Report on Portapique Inquiry made public Thursday

By Steve MacArthur Mar 29, 2023 | 3:41 PM

The panel overseeing the Portapique inquiry will deliver its recommendations on Thursday.

The inquiry took a deep dive into causes and circumstances that led to the murder of 22 people by a gunman driving a replica police vehicle over two days in April 2020.

The report is thousands of pages long and will include recommendations to improve community safety and sharing of information.

Recommendations will address topics in the mandate including:

  • Access to firearms
  • Communications between and within law enforcement agencies and other services
  • Communications with the public, including public alerting
  • Gender-based and intimate partner violence
  • Police actions, including operational tactics, response, decision-making and supervision
  • Police policies, procedures and training
  • Prior interactions, and any relationship of the perpetrator, with the police and social services
  • The steps taken to inform, support and engage those most affected.

RCMP were criticized for slow response in notifying the public about the active shooter and using Twitter as their main platform.

The panels findings will be made public, nearly three after the tragic events, at noon on Thursday.


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