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Date Announced for Inquest into the Deaths of Brian Veinott and Gordon Sylvester

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Date Announced for Inquest into the Deaths of Brian Veinott and Gordon Sylvester

Toronto -- Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that a date has been set for the inquest into the deaths of Brian Veinott and Gordon Sylvester.

Mr. Veinott, aged 27, and Mr. Sylvester, aged 36, died on June 28, 2011, and June 30, 2011, respectively, while in custody at the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. 

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Veinott's and Mr. Sylvester's deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last 12 days and to hear from approximately 25 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Midland Court House, 605 Yonge St., Midland. Dr. Dirk Huyer will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Frederick Temple will be counsel to the coroner.

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  • Dr. Bert Lauwers

    Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests

    416-314-4000

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