Coroner’s Inquests: Sept. — Oct.

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Gain an understanding of the coroners inquest process by attending an inquest. These tribunal-related inquiries are open to the public and take place in venues across the province.

As tribunals created under provincial legislation, these proceedings fall within the paralegal scope of practice. Hundreds of boards, agencies and tribunals offer niche practice areas for paralegals willing to make an effort to represent under-served individual clients, families, employers and institutions.

Inquest Schedule

Wieslaw Duda – Sept. 15 – Toronto
Duda, 49, died on April 19, 2010, following an altercation with the Toronto Police Service. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Duda’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last four weeks and to hear from 20 witnesses. The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Mon. Sept. 15, 2014, at the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. Dr. John Carlisle will preside as inquest coroner and Michael Blain will be counsel to the coroner.

Kulmiye Aganeh – Sept. 18 – Midhurst
Aganeh, 22, died on March 14, 2009, while at the provincial forensic program located at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Aganeh’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest was delayed for two years by a prior judicial decision and because of scheduling conflicts. The inquest is expected to last three and a half weeks and to hear from approximately 35 witnesses. It begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Simcoe County Council Chambers, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst. Dr. David Evans will preside as inquest coroner and Greg Barker will be counsel to the coroner.

Renato Marchione- Oct. 7 – Newmarket
Marchione, 42, died on July 12, 2012, while employed at a construction site in Markham. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Marchione’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last three days and to hear from eight witnesses. The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tue., Oct. 7, in the Community Room, #1 District Police Station, 240 Prospect Street, Newmarket. Dr. Mary Beth Bourne will preside as inquest coroner and Lori Thompson will be counsel to the coroner.

David Fernandez – Oct. 20 – Toronto
David Fernandez, 27, died Feb. 14, 2011, while working at a construction site in Toronto. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Fernandez’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last one week and to hear from 10 witnesses.

The inquest will commence at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Coroners Courts, Forensic Sciences and Coroner’s Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. Dr. Robert Boyko will be the presiding coroner and Oslyn Braithwaite will be counsel to the coroner.

Renaud-Louis Grenier – TBA – Ottawa
Renaud-Louis Grenier, 55, died Oct.18, 2011, at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Grenier’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

Details regarding the date, location and presiding coroner will be announced when the information becomes available.

Minty – Midhurst – Inquest findings
Douglas Minty, 59, died June 22, 2009, after an incident with Ontario Provincial Police in the community of Elmvale. The inquest examined the circumstances surrounding his death. Here is their verdict.

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