List of Canadian royal commissions

This is an incomplete list of Canadian royal commissions or commissions of inquiry since Confederation. Commissions typically consist of a panel of distinguished experts or judges appointed by the Governor General-in-Council to carry out full investigations into specific national problems. Once their task is complete, the findings of the commission are reported to the Cabinet for appropriate action. The Crown in right of each province can also appoint a royal commission, although they are not included in this list.

Royal Commissions

Since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, commissions have more commonly been referred to as Commissions of Inquiry

Commissions of Inquiry

  • 1989-1992  Commission of Inquiry into the Air Ontario Crash at Dryden, Ontario (The Moshansky Commission)
  • 1993–1997  Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (The Krever Commission)
  • 1995-1997  Commission of Inquiry Into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia
  • 2001–2002  Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (The Romanow Commission)
  • 2001-2006  Commission of Inquiry Into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
  • 2004–2006  Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities (The Gomery Commission)
  • 2006-2010  Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 (The Major Commission)
  • 2008-2010  Commission of Inquiry Into Certain allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings Between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
  • 2009-2012  Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River (The Cohen Commission)

See also


  1. "General Sir Henry Lynedoch Gardiner: Diaries". Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. 1837–1868. Retrieved 10 April 2016.