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Ottawa Light Rail Transit
Public Inquiry

The Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry was established 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.

Anyone can contact the Commission at info@OLRTpublicinquiry.ca or by calling 1-833-597-1955 if they have any general enquiries or to submit information that will serve the investigation.

Public Hearings Livestream

Hearings are in session until July 8, 2022

Updates

June 13 to July 8, 2022

Hearings are held at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law – Common Law Section, Ian G. Scott Courtroom. Auditoriums are open for the public in Fauteux Hall to watch the livestream. Hearings start at 9 a.m. No hearings are scheduled during weekends or on July 1 (Canada Day). The schedule, evidence, recordings and transcripts of the daily proceedings are posted on the Commission’s website.

The Commission

Meet the team of professionals leading the Ottawa Light Rail Public Inquiry.

Commission Mandate

The Commission 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.

Documents

Documents will be accessible to the general public and media throughout the inquiry.