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Public Inquiries and Royal Commissions

OVERVIEW - Public Inquiries and Royal Commissions

Governments and other public bodies from time to time become the focus of, or are made parties to, Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries. We have a long history of acting for government and other public sector clients at such proceedings. For example, our lawyers have acted as lead counsel to the Ipperwash Public Inquiry relating to the events surrounding the death of Dudley George, acted as counsel to the Walkerton Public Utilities Commission on the public inquiry into the contamination of Walkerton's water system, and represented the Government of Ontario in the Commission of Inquiry regarding police conduct and related events of March 18, 1996 at Queen's Park (Estey Commission).