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March 7, 2022

Women’s Shelters Canada’s Participation in the Mass Casualty Commission

March 7, 2022 Last month, on February 22, the Mass Casualty Commission began its public proceedings. As stated on its website, this commission is “the independent public inquiry created to examine the April 18-19, 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia and to provide meaningful recommendations to keep communities safe in the future.” On the evening of April 18, 2020, as the country was under pandemic lockdown from coast to coast, a man* set out on a deadly rampage that started with a violent attack on his domestic partner at their cottage in Portapique, Nova Scotia. By the time he was finally stopped by the RCMP, he had killed 22 people,...
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