May 2022

Confederation Line Inquiry Hearings About to Begin

Michael Bennon

On occasion, Canada organizes what are known as “public inquiries.” They differ in a few ways from your typical government audit or investigation, which are also common in Canada. Public inquiries are generally more expensive because a judge is appointed to oversee them, and they take longer and have more public outreach. They can also investigate and compel testimony from elected officials in addition to seeking them from contractors and consultants.

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