Coroner’s Inquests: Oct.-Dec.

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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

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.

Nasrin Toreihi and Kaveh Tabatabaei – Oct. 20 – Toronto
Ms. Toreihi and Mr. Tabatabaei, both age 50, died Aug. 1, 2011, as a result of an apparent domestic dispute in the family home and subsequent altercation with York Regional Police. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Ms. Toreihi’s and Mr. Tabatabaei’s deaths. 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. Mon., Oct. 20, at the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Avenue, Toronto. Dr. William J. Lucas will preside as inquest coroner and Rochelle Direnfeld 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.

Gregory Jonathan Ingram – Oct. 22 – Ottawa
Gregory Jonathan Ingram, 33, died in June 2009, at the Ottawa General Hospital after a transfer from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Ingram’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. It is expected to last two days and to hear from nine witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m., Wed., Oct. 22, at the Thomas D’Arcy McGee Building, Federal Courts Building, 90 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Dr. Robert Reddoch will preside as inquest coroner and Meaghan Cunningham will be counsel to the coroner.

Robert Clause – Oct. 27 – Brantford
Clause, age 33, died on March 4, 2011, while in custody at the Brantford Jail. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Clause’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last two weeks and to hear from 27 witnesses. The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 27, at the Superior Court of Justice, 70 Wellington St., Brantford. Dr. Jack Stanborough will preside as inquest coroner and Erica Quayle will be counsel to the coroner.

Zoidis – Nov. 3 – London
Christopher Zoidis, 41, died in 2011 from injuries received during the course of his employment at a construction site in London. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Zoidis’ death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last five days and to hear from 12 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 3, in the Council Chambers, Middlesex County Building, 399 Ridout Street North, London. Dr. Rick Mann will preside as inquest coroner and Gary Fowler will be counsel to the coroner.

Roy – Nov. 3 – Timmins
Richard Roy, 28, died on Jan. 7, 2011, from injuries received during the course of his employment at a mining site in Timmins. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Roy’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last three days and to hear from approximately five witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 3, at the Superior Court of Justice, 48 Spruce St. North, Timmins. Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and Dale Cox will be counsel to the coroner.

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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One comment

  1. Your article states that the Law Help office was shut down. Why is it still operating from the next door neighbour’s office of All Traffic Tickets which in itself is run by the niece of a disbarred Justice of the Peace.
    They are not shut down they have just changed locations by a few feet.
    My wife was confronted by one of these jerks recently who told her he could get the careless driving charge totally dismissed for a flat $1,000.
    He said it would never go on her record and he would guarantee this!
    What bunk! She told the people inside the court and they said they could not do anything at all. Why? All these cops and not one of them has the balls to bust these bastards? Are they mob connected or what?

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