Mass Casualty Commission – Final report and Timeline (Links)


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On March 30, 2023, the Commission delivered its final report to the Governors in Council of Nova Scotia and of Canada. The report and supporting information are now available on our website.

The Mass Casualty Commission was the joint public inquiry created to examine the April 18-19, 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia and to provide meaningful recommendations to help make communities safer in the future.

The three Commissioners that were jointly selected to conduct the inquiry are the Honourable J. Michael MacDonald, Leanne J. Fitch (Ret. Police Chief, M.O.M.) and Dr. Kim Stanton.

Final Report

The final report is organized thematically across seven volumes. Recommendations, main findings, and lessons learned are woven throughout the report.

The executive summary provides a condensed overview of the final report.

Report webpage

What Happened – Timeline

The What Happened Timeline lays out the events between April 18-19, 2020 in sequence and in alignment with the Commission’s Foundational Documents.

The Commission constructed this timeline of what happened using the information set out in its Foundational Documents, which summarized the information available to the Commission at the time they were shared with the public, along with their source materials and addenda and errata. As the Commission’s independent investigation continued, additional information may have come to light that augmented or altered the Commission’s understanding of the facts.

The Final Report sets out the Commission’s final best answer to the question of “what happened.” If there is information set out in the Final Report that differs in any way from the What Happened Timeline, the Final Report governs.


Review Foundational Documents and their source materials, Investigations Supplementary Reports, Policy Documents and additional exhibits.

Document Link

Review Commissioned Reports, research, documents related to Roundtables and more.


MCC Webpage






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