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September 2, 2022

Commission Postpones Start of Public Hearings

September 2, 2022 (Ottawa) ­– The Public Order Emergency Commission has announced that the start of public hearings has been postponed from September 19 to October 13, 2022. The six weeks of public hearings will now conclude on November 25.

Commissioner Paul Rouleau has advised that he is required to undergo surgery to address a health issue that has very recently arisen.

“I want to assure Canadians of my commitment to completing the work of the Commission in a timely manner,” Commissioner Rouleau said. “Commission staff, with the cooperation of all parties, has made significant progress over the past several weeks in obtaining and reviewing documents, conducting interviews, and preparing for the start of public hearings.”

“While it will be impossible for me to start the hearings as originally planned because of my surgery, the Commission remains focused on meeting the statutory timetable. I thank all stakeholders for their understanding of these circumstances that are beyond my control.”

Out of respect for the privacy of the Commissioner and his family, no further details will be released about his health.


Michael Tansey
Sr. Communications Advisor
(343) 549-1086 mobile |

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