No public release of RCMP officer’s testimony about Nova Scotia mass shooter

HALIFAX – An RCMP officer’s testimony to the investigation into the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia will not be released publicly.

The commission investigating the shooting in rural Nova Scotia that killed 22 people issued a written decision on Friday saying Const. Greg Wiley will answer questions next week via video, but his testimony will not be shared with the public.

He will be the first witness to speak before the Mass Casualty Commission whose testimony will not be broadcast on the live stream that was used throughout the proceedings.

The inquest also says that in order to receive the best information from Wiley, his testimony will not be transcribed and released publicly, as was the case for other witnesses who testified.

Wiley is the officer who was asked in 2010 to verify whether the man behind the April 2020 mass shooting had firearms at his home in Portapique, Nova Scotia, when the shooter had threatened to kill his parents.

The investigation into the alleged death threats did not result in any charges.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 3, 2022.


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