Portapique killings: final report to be released on March 30
Michael MacDonald, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into Mass Shootings created to understand the Portapique killings, April 2020.
The public inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting in Portapique, Nova Scotia will release its final report on March 30.
La commission confirmed on Wednesday that its report will present a detailed account of what happened during the events of April 2020, in addition to providing recommendations aimed at improving safety in communities across Canada. /p>
Among other things, the report will examine the police response, access to firearms, gender-based violence, the killer's previous interactions with police, and steps taken to inform and support those affected by the murders.
The victims of the Portapique massacre. Front row: Gina Goulet, Dawn Gulenchyn, Jolene Oliver, Frank Gulenchyn, Sean McLeod, Alanna Jenkins. Second row: John Zahl, Lisa McCully, Joey Webber, Heidi Stevenson, Heather O'Brien and Jamie Blair. Third row: Kristen Beaton, Lillian Campbell, Joanne Thomas, Peter Bond, Tom Bagley and Greg Blair. Fourth row: Emily Tuck, Joy Bond, Corrie Ellison and Aaron Tuck.
During the investigation, it was revealed that on the night of April 18, 2020, a man disguised as a police officer killed 13 people in Portapique, Nova Scotia. He escaped the RCMP and resumed his killings the next day.
On his second day of crusade, the man was driving a replica police car RCMP in the north and center of the province.
A total of 22 people were shot and killed during the suspect's 13-hour run, which ended when the shooter was shot by two RCMP officers at a gas station north of Halifax.
The Independent Board of Inquiry has initiated the public portion of the its work a year ago.
There were a total of 76 days of public hearings, during which the commission published 31 so-called fundamental documents and more than 7,000 exhibits and documents.
The Board of Inquiry heard from 230 witnesses, including approximately 80 RCMP members. Sixty of these witnesses testified at the public hearings, half of whom were members of the RCMP.