Judge Igloliorte to Commence Work on Search and Rescue Inquiry

The Honourable Dwight Ball Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador announced yesterday the retention of former Provincial Court Judge James Igloliorte to provide input on the nature, scope, and mechanisms of the Inquiry into Ground Search and Rescue for Lost and Missing Persons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Details on this inquiry process will be released in the fall once the inquiry is formally established.

The Inquiry into Ground Search and Rescue for Lost And Missing Persons in Newfoundland and Labrador is not expected to exceed six months.

“I am pleased Judge Igloliorte is commencing work so we can proceed with the inquiry into ground search and rescue in the province. This will examine the adequacy of the existing system, and identify the gaps that need to be addressed. I hope all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians take advantage of the opportunity to participate.” says Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Search and rescue continues to be an issue of provincial and national importance and one we take seriously. Which considerable strides have been made in the province with respect to search and rescue, there is always room to improvement. I thank Judge Igloliorte for taking on this new role and look forward to his final report, which will no doubt help save lives.” says Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General.