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The Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry was established by the Ontario Government under Order in Council 1859/2021 on December 16, 2021. The Honourable Justice William Hourigan was appointed Commissioner to lead this independent public inquiry.

As Commissioner, Justice Hourigan has a mandate to investigate the commercial and technical circumstances that led to Stage 1 breakdowns and derailments of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit system (OLRT1). The Commissioner will present his findings in a final report, along with recommendations to help prevent these issues from happening again. The final report is to be delivered to the Minister of Transportation on or before August 31, 2022.

Applications for Standing and Funding are now available on the LRT Public Inquiry Commission’s website for individuals and groups to complete on or before February 28, 2022. If interested applicants have any questions they can contact the Commission at the following email address: Applicants can also view the Rules of Procedure and the Rules of Standing and Funding, which are also posted on the website.

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