Expert Witness Application Form

BECOME A PART OF HISTORY: TESTIFY AT THE NATIONAL CITIZENS’ INQUIRY

All Canadians and foreign experts are eligible to apply to testify at the NCI Hearings. Please carefully read the information and guidelines below before applying.

Please note that as we are receiving hundreds of applications, we will only be contacting candidates selected to continue in the screening process. Be assured, however, that all credible personal stories submitted through the NON-EXPERT application portal will be published by the NCI. Personal stories published in this matter may not necessarily form part of the evidence considered by the NCI Commission.

EXPERT

Witness Application Form

“Expert” witnesses are individuals who give testimony based on their expertise, experience, and/or education in one or more specific fields relevant to the COVID-19 measures.

Examples include:

  • Doctors & scientists (e.g., epidemiologist, pathologist)
  • Lawyers & public servants
  • Economists & professors
  • Journalists
  • Psychologists

More Information Regarding These Forms:

“Expert” witness applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • experience/credentials
  • desired topic(s) of testimony
  • objectivity
  • strength of supporting evidence

If selected, we will work with you to arrange your participation at the most appropriate Hearing location and time. Please consult the Guidelines below to learn more about preparing for your testimony.

Remember, that as a witness:

  • You will only be able to testify under oath;
  • You may be subject to cross-examination; and
  • Your testimony will be subject to strict time limits.

WITNESS GUIDELINES

Please consult these guidelines prior to applying as either an expert or non-expert witness. If selected to testify, we strongly recommend you familiarize yourself with these guidelines. They will assist you with delivering more impactful and succinct testimony.

Petition Signatures:

53,412

Canadians to Testify:

33

Experts to Testify:

43

Hearings:

9