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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.

Updates

March 7, 2022

The Commissioner has released his decision on who will be participating in the Commission’s public hearings. Read the Order on Applications for Standing and Funding here.

May 4, 2022

The Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission is now on Twitter.

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May 25 and May 26, 2022, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Public meetings to be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Visit the Commission’s Public Meetings page to learn more and to register to attend and/or deliver a statement.

June 13 to July 8, 2022

Hearings to be held at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, in its Ian G. Scott Courtroom. Visit the Commission’s Public Hearings page to learn more.

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.