TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Commission of Inquiry appointed
pursuant to this Order will have the responsibility to inquire into any
and all aspects of the circumstances that resulted in the death of Neil
Stonechild, and the conduct of the investigation into the death of Neil
Stonechild for the purpose of making findings and recommendations with
respect to the administration of criminal justice in the province of
Saskatchewan. The Commission shall report its findings and make such
recommendations as it considers advisable.
The Commission shall perform its duties
without expressing any conclusion or recommendation regarding the civil
or criminal responsibility of any person or organization, and without
interfering in any ongoing police investigation related to the death of
Neil Stonechild or any ongoing criminal or civil proceeding.
The Commission shall complete its inquiry
and deliver its final report containing its findings, conclusions and
recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The
report must be in a form appropriate for release to the public, subject
The Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act and other laws.
The Commission shall have the power to
hold public hearings but may, at the discretion of the commissioner,
hold some proceedings in camera.
The Commission shall, as an aspect of its
duties, determine applications by those parties, if any, or those
witnesses, if any, to the public inquiry that apply to the Commission to
have their legal counsel paid for by the Commission, and further,
determine at what rate such Counsel shall be paid for their services.