Commissioner Herman Wilton-Siegel will hold the next public hearing of the Red Hill Valley Parkway Inquiry (RHVPI) on July 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. to receive updates from Commission Counsel and participants on the status of document collection and production.
As a result of restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, participants will take part in the hearing virtually with a live-stream made available to the public on the Inquiry’s website, www.rhvpi.ca. A transcript of the hearing will follow, and will also be posted to the website.
The Inquiry continues to be actively engaged in the document collection and research phase. As part of this, the Commissioner and Commission Counsel have been maintaining regular contact with participants, continuing to seek the production of documents for participants and non-participants, and engaging subject-matter experts to conduct research and analysis.
Restrictions in response to the global public health crisis have understandably resulted in some delay in the ability of participants and non-participants to assist the work of the inquiry. However, the Inquiry cannot proceed to the next stage of its work, interviewing persons of interest, until all documents have been received and reviewed. Once the interviews are completed, the public hearings stage can begin.
Nine applicants made oral submissions to participate in the Inquiry. The transcripts of the hearing are available here:
Commissioner Mr. Justice Wilton-Siegel will hold two events in the Council Chambers of Hamilton City Hall this week. On Thursday, the public is invited to learn more about the Inquiry at a public meeting to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. On Friday, nine applicants will make oral submissions to participate in the Inquiry, beginning at 10 a.m. Both events will be broadcast live on Hamilton’s Cable 14. Anyone wishing to view either event online can watch the livestream at www.cable14now.com/RHVPI. Recordings of each event will be available by early next week and can be viewed then here: www.cable14now.com/RHVPI/VOD.
Applications were received to participate in the Red Hill Valley Parkway Inquiry (RHVPI). Read the Commissioner's Reasons and Decision on publication of and oral submissions respecting applications to participate and seek funding here. The applications can be found here.
The Red Hill Valley Parkway Inquiry (RHVPI) will hold a public meeting on January 9, 2020 in the Council Chamber of Hamilton City Hall 7-9 p.m. See our News Release for more information.
Applications to participate in public hearings at the Red Hill Valley Parkway Inquiry (RHVPI) are now open. Applications to participate and seek funding must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 29, 2019 at noon. If the Commissioner determines oral submissions would assist him, a hearing will be held in January 2020. Here are the rules regarding applications to participate and seek funding, as well as an application form and a media release.
In early 2019, the City of Hamilton received information regarding a 2013 friction report related to the Red Hill Valley Parkway.
On April 24, 2019, the City passed a resolution pursuant to s. 274 of the Municipal Act, 2001 requesting the Chief Justice of Ontario to appoint a Superior Court judge to investigate matters related to the disclosure of the friction report.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Herman J. Wilton-Siegel was appointed to preside over the inquiry in May 2019.
Judicial Inquiries are a way for governments to examine issues and problems outside the regular legislative process. They can help communities benefit from independent, neutral examination of public issues. Public inquiries can also help shape public policy and make recommendations that will serve the public in future.