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Dr. Kim Stanton appointed Inquiry Commissioner

October 22, 2020

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia establish joint public inquiry in response to April tragedy

GP’s Kim Stanton has accepted the position of Inquiry Commissioner, alongside the Honourable J. Michael MacDonald, Chief Commissioner, and Ms. Leanne J. Fitch, in the joint public inquiry into the mass shooting in Nova Scotia this past April.

The inquiry will help determine what happened and will make recommendations to help prevent similar tragic events in the future.

The commissioners will work at arm’s-length from both levels of government. Their work and mandate are outlined in the two Orders in Council that establish the Joint Public Inquiry.

The commissioners must submit two reports to the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia on their findings, lessons learned and recommendations – an interim report by May 1, 2022 and a final report by November 1, 2022.

Media seeking information about the inquiry should contact Sarah Young at / 902-332-8023.


Kim Stanton

Practice Areas

Inquests & Inquiries