TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that the inquest into the death of James Hearst, originally scheduled to begin on April 6, 2010, has been postponed. A request to adjourn the Hearst inquest was granted to the Toronto Civic Employees Union, Local 416-CUPE, a party with standing.
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 be held 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 new date will be announced once more information is available.
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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