Judicial Inquiry Website Launched

A new website (collingwoodinquiry.ca) has been launched to provide information and detail events of the Collingwood Judicial Inquiry.

The many categories available within the site include a hearing schedule, witnesses, legal information, submissions, transcripts and media releases.

The Honourable Frank N. Marrocco, Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, has been appointed to serve as Commissioner to the Judicial Inquiry into the sale of 50 percent of Collus to Power Stream in 2012.


The Judicial Inquiry was requested by the Town of Collingwood by Resolution 042-2018.

“The Inquiry’s mandate is to inquire into the sequence of events leading to the sale transaction, the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, fees and benefits paid to anyone in relation to the sale transaction and contracts entered into among the parties. The Inquiry will also look into the allocation of proceeds of the transaction for recreational facilities at Central Park and Heritage Park and any fees or benefits paid to any person of the entity involved in the creation of the recreational facilities. The Inquiry will examine the impact of these events on the ratepayers of the Town of Collingwood as they relate to the good governance of the municipality and make any recommendations the the Associate Chief Justice may deem appropriate and in the public interest.”


Relationship With The Media

The website outlines how the media will be able to work to provide information to the public on a regular basis during the inquiry.

The Associate Chief Justice does not give media interviews since he is a sitting judge. Inquiry Counsel speak to media on behalf of the Inquiry.

Logistical information is available from Peter Rehak, the Inquiry’s Communications Director.

A media room will be setup during the public hearings. It will have a TV monitor showing the webcast of the proceedings and recording equipment.

The Justice will allow photo opportunity at the start of the hearings.

Judicial Inquiries are a way for governments to examine issues and problems outside the regular legislative process. Inquiries can help communities to benefit from independent, neutral consideration of matters in the public domain.

Public inquiries can help develop public policy and make recommendations that will serve the public in the future.


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