New date for inquest into the death of Martin Blackwind announced

TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests today announced that a new date has been set for the inquest into the death of Martin Blackwind.

Mr. Blackwind, 51, died on October 3, 2006, at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital after being transferred from the Warkworth Institution in Campbellford. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroner's Act.

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

The inquest will now begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010, at the Port Hope courthouse, 56 Queen Street. Dr. Peter A. Clark, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Peterborough Office, will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Brad Kelneck will be counsel to the coroner.

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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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