TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - The Report of The Ipperwash Inquiry will be
released to the public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2007, Sidney B. Linden,
the Commissioner of the Inquiry, announced today.
The Report will be transmitted to Attorney General Michael Bryant shortly
before the public release.
The public release will take place at the Forest Memorial Community
Center (Kimball Hall) at 6276 Townsend Line, Forest, Ontario, where the
Inquiry's hearings were held.
The Report will be available on the Inquiry's web page
http:///www.ipperwashinquiry.ca at the time of release and copies will be
distributed to media in Toronto. Printed copies and CD-ROMs will be available
for purchase from Publications Ontario after the date of release.
The Ipperwash Inquiry was established by the Government of Ontario under
Public Inquiries Act. Its mandate was to inquire and report on events
surrounding the death of Dudley George, who was shot in 1995 during a protest
by First Nations representatives at Ipperwash Provincial Park and later died.
The Inquiry was also mandated to make recommendations that would avoid
violence in similar circumstances in the future.
The Honourable Sidney B. Linden was appointed Commissioner. The
Commissioner separated the Inquiry into two phases that ran concurrently: The
evidentiary hearings that dealt with the events surrounding the death of
Dudley George and the Policy and Research part that dealt with the issues
directed to the avoidance of violence in similar circumstances.
The hearings began in Forest in July 2004 and ended in August 2006. The
Report will contain findings and recommendations covering both parts of the
mandate. It will be available in both English and French.
The Terms of Reference and further details are available on the Inquiry's
NOTE: There will be a lockup for the media in Forest before the public
release. The details will be announced later and also posted on the Inquiry's
For further information: Peter Rehak, media relations officer, The
Ipperwash Inquiry, (416) 212-6876