Walkerton Inquiry

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The Walkerton Inquiry was an independent Commission set up to examine the contamination of the water supply in Walkerton, Ontario, in 2000 by E.Coli bacteria and to look into the future safety of the water supply in Ontario.

The Commission was established on June 12, 2000, by the Government of Ontario under the Public Inquiries Act. Dennis R. O'Connor, a Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, was appointed Commissioner. Its findings, conclusions and recommendations were delivered to the Attorney General of Ontario in 2002.

The Walkerton Inquiry website has been archived by the Archives of Ontario.


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    Follow-up Water Related Reports
    (2013-12-06) Various
    Follow-up reports on water related reports.
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    Annual Report Walkerton Clean Water Centre
    (2013-12-05) Walkerton Clean Water Centre
    Annual Reports from the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (www.wcwc.ca).
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    (2001) Walkerton Inquiry
    Master schedule, April-October 2001.
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    Town Hall Meetings
    (2002) Walkerton Inquiry
    The purpose of the town hall meetings was to give Commissioner Dennis R. O'Connor an opportunity to hear concerns about drinking water safety from a broad spectrum of the Ontario public. He heard from municipalities, organizations and individuals in order to make recommendations in his report. The proceedings became part of the public record of the Walkerton inquiry.
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    Commissioned Issue Papers
    (2002) Various
    Issue papers commissioned by the Walkerton Inquiry