public inquiry

Blair appears at a news conference on June 9, 2020 in Ottawa (CP/Adrian Wyld)

The Nova Scotia inquiry: Maybe next time, listen first

Paul Wells: An unprecedented avalanche of public contempt got the fake inquiry turned into a real one. The question remains, what was Ottawa thinking?

Dan Jenkins, left, holds a sign with his daughter and son-in-law’s names. While Amelia Butler, centre, carries a cross with her slain mother's name, Gina Goulet, as family members of victims gather for a march in Bible Hill, N.S. demanding a public inquiry into the RCMP's handling of Canada's deadliest rampage throughout rural Nova Scotia in April. (Photograph by Darren Calabrese)

In the Nova Scotia shooting case, families want answers. ‘The truth needs to come out.’

Hundreds of people, led by family members of the victims, marched on the local RCMP detachment demanding a public inquiry into the April mass shooting

A still from a video showing Gabriel Wortman in the Brinks yard on March 30, 2020.

Time for real answers on the Nova Scotia mass murder

Paul Wells: A full judicial inquiry into the April shooting is now essential. It must be robust, with real power to get to the truth.


‘We have in front of us a dilemma’

Yesterday’s House debate on an Afghanistan inquiry begins here, with contributions from Paul Dewar, Peter MacKay, Ujjal Dosanjh, Bob Rae, Jack Harris and Lawrence Cannon, among others. After turning to other business, the House resumed debate here. One argument of note: Peter MacKay would seem to agree with Gen. Michel Gauthier’s contention that the situation somehow falls outside the Geneva Conventions.


For the record

In case you were wondering, the House of Commons, by a vote of 146 to 129, approved the following motion this evening.


‘The government has left no other recourse’

The NDP calls for a public inquiry and releases this timeline of events.


Note to PVL: Apparently, it’s “Bring Former Prime Ministers Back to the Hill Week”

Funny you should mention the whole as-yet-nonexistent public inquiry into the Mulroney/Schreiber affair, Colleague Wells.