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October 5, 2022

Applications for Media Accreditation Now Open

October 5, 2022 (Ottawa) ­– Public hearings for the Public Order Emergency Commission will begin on Thursday, October 13, 2022, in the Bambrick Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Any member of the media can cover the Commission’s proceedings. However, accreditation is required for members of the media who wish to access the media room at the hearing venue. Applicants will be required to provide the Commission with information to confirm their status as working journalists in order to receive accreditation. The following documents will be required by the Commission:

  • A letter of assignment from an organization's bureau chief or editor.
  • In some cases, journalists may be required to provide additional information to be granted accreditation.

To request accreditation, please complete the Commission’s Media Accreditation Request form.

Applicants should allow two days for their application to be processed. Accredited journalists will also be required to sign an undertaking to respect the terms of the Commission’s Media Protocol, which will be available prior to the start of the public hearings. Media accreditation is non-transferable.

Media who choose not to be accredited will be able to cover the Commission’s proceedings by following the proceedings streamed on the Commission’s website, or by gaining access to the hearing room on a first-come-first served basis, along with other members of the public. Seating for members of the public in the Commission’s hearing room is limited. Without valid accreditation, media representatives will not be able to access media facilities at the Commission’s public hearing venue.


Michael Tansey
Sr. Communications Advisor

Marie-Claude Gagné
Communications Advisor

@POECommission (English)
@CommissionEDU (Français)