Thomas R. Braidwood, QC, commissioner for a public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, has today delivered his final report to Attorney General Michael de Jong, QC.
The report is the second and final from two inquiries. The hearing and study commission was convened to provide Dziekanski's family and the public with a complete record of the circumstances of his death. The final report from the first inquiry, a study commission on the use of conducted energy weapons (Tasers) in British Columbia, was released in July 2009.
The second report will be released to the public following the process under the Public Inquiry Act, which requires that the attorney general submit the report to cabinet at the next meeting after its receipt. Cabinet may provide direction to the attorney general regarding any portions of the report that must be withheld by law under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Following cabinet consideration, the report will be tabled by the attorney general in the legislative assembly.
The Public Inquiry Act can be found http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_07009_01