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On April 25, 2022, the Government of Canada established the Public Order Emergency Commission to inquire into the circumstances that led to the declaration of emergency that was in place from February 14-23, 2022, and the measures taken for dealing with the emergency. Justice Paul Rouleau was appointed Commissioner.


Watch recordings of the Commission’s Public Hearings. 


A variety of documents will be made available to the general public and media throughout the inquiry, including decisions, policy papers, overview and institutional reports as well as exhibits.

The Commission

Meet the Commissioner, the Honourable Paul Rouleau, and the team of professionals supporting the work of the Commission.

Commission Mandate

The Terms of Reference entrust the Commission with a broad and far-reaching mandate, which includes both an investigative component and a policy component.

Share Your Views

The Commission’s public submission process that ran from August 18 to October 31 allowed Canadians to share their views and experiences on all aspects of the Commission’s mandate. We thank the 9,000 individuals who took the time to share their views.