Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

File: 21-48919

Victoria, BC – Investigators continue to ask for information and for a Good Samaritan to come forward after Minister Katrine Conroy* was injured in an incident one week ago.

Between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7th,  Minister Conroy was walking in the area of Ontario and Oswego streets when she was knocked to the ground by an unknown person. The Minister suffered non-life-threatening injuries and later attended hospital for medical treatment. The incident was reported to VicPD the following day, on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 8th.

Detectives with VicPD’s Investigative Services Division are continuing to gather and review video evidence and canvass for witnesses. Investigators are still working to determine whether the incident involved a criminal motive or was an unfortunate accident. To date, investigators have found no evidence to suggest that this incident is related to the Minster’s role in Government.

Investigators believe the incident occurred on the sidewalk in the area of Ontario and Oswego streets, and that a Good Samaritan helped the Minister during or after the incident. We continue to ask for any person involved to contact VicPD. In addition, the Minister’s glasses were lost during the incident. We ask anyone who found eyeglasses in area of Ontario and Oswego streets in the past week to contact VicPD.

If you have information about this incident, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


*VicPD does not normally identify the names of victims, witnesses, or complainants in police investigations. Minister Conroy is named in this Community Update after the incident was publicly shared by the Premier’s office. VicPD consulted with the Premier’s office before sharing the name of the Minister.