Inquest into the death of James Hearst announced

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of James Hearst.

Mr. Hearst, 59, died on June 26, 2009, following his collapse at 40 Alexander Street, Toronto.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Hearst's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last three weeks and will hear from approximately 30 witnesses.

The inquest will take place at the Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street. Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for Investigations, will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Lorraine Cavion will be counsel to the coroner.

A date for the inquest has not yet been determined.

    
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SOURCE Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

For further information: For further information: Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000

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