Inquest in the death of Martine Ladouceur announced

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Inquest in the death of Martine Ladouceur announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

TORONTO, Nov. 19 - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner of Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held in the death of Martine Ladouceur. Ms. Ladouceur, 36, died at the Thunder Bay District Jail on August 19, 2002. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in custody. The inquest will review the circumstances surrounding the death and the jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last up to five days. The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2003, at the Ontario Government Building, 189 Red River Road, in Thunder Bay. Dr. David Legge will preside as Inquest Coroner and Ms. Francine Borsanyi will be Counsel to the Coroner. Disponible en fran├žais www.mpss.jus.gov.on.caFor further information: Contact: Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, Office of the Chief Coroner, Ministry of Community Safety and Corrections, (416) 314-4000