Part One Report of the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry

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Part One of the Report of the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry -- prepared by Mr. Justice Dennis O’Connor -- into the contamination of the Walkerton water supply and into the safety of Ontario’s drinking water was received by the Attorney General on January 14, 2002 and released in English to the residents of Walkerton and the public on January 18, 2002. The full report and the summary can be accessed at the links below.

The full report and summary document of the Part One report of the Commission of Inquiry is available in print version at:
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Toronto, Ontario
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PART ONE: A Summary

COVER PAGE    * (143 KB)
SUMMARY OF THE REPORT     (585 KB)

PART ONE: The Full Report

COVER PAGE (166 KB)
TITLE PAGE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS - (2,909 KB)
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION - (357 KB)
CHAPTER 2 THE IMPACT ON WALKERTON - (144 KB)
CHAPTER 3 - THE EVENTS IN WALKERTON IN MAY 2000 - (362 KB)
CHAPTER 4 - THE PHYSICAL CAUSES OF THE CONTAMINATION - (2,354 KB)
CHAPTER 5 - THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OPERATORS -(283 KB)
CHAPTER 6 - THE ROLE OF THE WALKERTON PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS - (144 KB)
CHAPTER 7 - THE ROLES OF THE MUNICIPALITIES AND MAYORS - (99 KB)
CHAPTER 8 - THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES - (229 KB)
CHAPTER 9 - THE ROLE OF THE MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT - (864 KB)
CHAPTER 10 - THE FAILURE TO ENACT A NOTIFICATION REGULATION - (368 KB)
CHAPTER 11 - THE MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT BUDGET REDUCTIONS - (159 KB)
CHAPTER 12 - OTHER GOVERNMENT POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND PROCEDURES - (214 KB)
CHAPTER 13 - THE LEGISLATIVE, REGULATORY, AND POLICY FRAMEWORK - (187 KB)
CHAPTER 14 - THE PROCESS OF PART ONE OF THE INQUIRY - (385 KB)
CHAPTER 15 - SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS - (70 KB)

APPENDICES

A - Order in Council - (90 KB)
B (i) - List of Parties - (78 KB)
B (ii) - List of Witnesses - (178 KB)
C (i) - Letter to the Residents of Walkerton - (54 KB)
C (ii) - List of Walkerton Presenters - (69 KB)
D (i) - Rules of Procedure and Practice - (111 KB)
D (ii) - Amendment to Rules of Procedure and Practice - (38 KB)
D (iii) - Letter Re: Standing - (62 KB)
D (iv) - Procedural Guidelines for Part 1A - (102 KB)
D (v) - Procedural Guidelines for Part 1B - (78 KB)
E (i) - Notice of Standing Hearing - (60 KB)
E (ii) - Ruling on Standing and Funding - (264 KB)
E (iii) - Supplementary Ruling on Standing and Funding - (70 KB)
F (i) - Funding Recommendations - (39 KB)
F (ii) - Funding Guidelines - Rates - (62 KB)
G - Summons to Witness - (43 KB)
H (i) - Document Request - (112 KB)
H (ii) - Search Warrant - (104 KB)
H (iii) - Letters Re: Cabinet Privilege - (164 KB)
H (iv) - Undertakings Re: Confidentiality - (54 KB)
H (v) - Certificate of Production - (43 KB)
I (i) - Section 5(2) Notice - (43 KB)
I (ii) - Letter of March 1, 2000 to Recipient of Section 5(2) Notice - (64 KB)
I (iii) - Letter of March 26, 2000 to Recipient of Section 5(2) Notice - (76 KB)
J - Rulings on Motions Re: Section 5(2) Notices - (99 KB)
K (i) - Outline of Potential Issues in Part 1B - (125 KB)
K (ii) - Commissioner’s Statement Re: Decision to Call the Premier - (46 KB)
L (i) - Closing Submissions Notice - (39 KB)
L (ii) - Closing Submissions Schedule - (75 KB)
L (iii) - Closing Submissions Funding Notice #1 - (59 KB)
L (iv) - Closing Submissions Funding Notice #2 - (64 KB)
PHOTO SECTION - (933 KB)


Walkerton Inquiry Part One and Part Two Reports: Errata