Thomas R. Braidwood, QC, Commissions of Inquiry

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The Braidwood Commissions of Inquiry have closed their office effective immediately.

The website is now static and will be accessible for a few months.

For more information on the Braidwood Commissions of Inquiry, please contact Service BC Call Centre

In Vancouver

(604) 660 2421

In Victoria

(250) 387 6121

Elsewhere in BC

1 800 663 7867 (toll free)

Outside of BC

1 604 660 2421

E-mail Address

Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD)

In Vancouver call

(604) 775 0303

Elsewhere in BC call

1 800 661 8773

Phase 2 Report - June 18, 2010

Retired British Columbia Appeal Court Justice Thomas R. Braidwood, QC, speaking at a press conference following the release of his Phase 2 Report, stated that the use of the conducted energy weapon on Robert Dziekanski was not justified.
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The Government of British Columbia has appointed the Honourable Thomas R. Braidwood, QC as the head of two inquiries.

The first commission of inquiry is a "study" commission to report on the use of conducted energy weapons (Tasers) in British Columbia, and to make recommendations respecting their appropriate use.

The second commission of inquiry is a "hearing and study" commission to provide the Dziekanski family and the public with a complete record of the circumstances of Mr. Robert Dziekanskiís death and to make recommendations the Commissioner considers necessary and appropriate.

Thomas R. Braidwood, QC, the sole commissioner for these inquiries, is a former judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

The first commission will receive written submissions and hold forums for individuals and groups to make presentations to the commission. For more information on the submission process or to participate in a forum please visit the Submissions or Forums pages.

The commission is committed to an open process and looks forward to hearing from interested parties and the public. The commission will review all submissions received. The commission will keep the public informed on its proceedings through regular updates to this website.