Ontario appoints Chief Coroner

    Deputy Chief Coroner Of Inquests Named To Post

    TORONTO, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Ontario's deputy chief
coroner of inquests, has been appointed chief coroner for the province,
effective September 17, 2007, Community Safety and Correctional Services
Minister Monte Kwinter announced today. The appointment is for a period of up
to one year.
    "This appointment recognizes the important contribution Dr. Porter has
made to the work of the Office of the Chief Coroner over the years and the
impressive skills and background she brings to the job," Kwinter said.
    Dr. Porter has served the province in various capacities for more than 20
years leading up to her current post as deputy chief coroner of inquests. She
has presided over a number of complex inquests into such areas as occupational
health and safety, domestic violence, child abuse, custody deaths and
    A search is underway to find a permanent replacement to fill the vacancy
created with the departure of the current incumbent, Dr. Barry McLellan, to
become president and chief executive officer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences

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