Inquest into the death of Dallas Bourque announced

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Inquest into the death of Dallas Bourque announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

ST. CATHARINES, ON, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - Dr. Jack Stanborough, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, St. Catharines Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Dallas Bourque.
Mr. Bourque, 21, died on January 16, 2007, at the Hamilton General Hospital, following a transfer from the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in custody.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Bourque's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last three days and will hear from approximately 12 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009, at John Sopinka Courthouse, 45 Main Street East, Hamilton. Dr. Darryl Wolski will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Karen Shea will be counsel to the coroner.
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For further information: Dr. Jack Stanborough, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, St. Catharines Office, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (905) 682-9209