Inquest into the Death of Douglas Minty Adjourned
Guelph -- Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for the Central Region, Guelph Office, today announced that the inquest into the death of Douglas Clive Minty has been adjourned.
This announcement follows motions brought forward by the Minty family which resulted in legal arguments and ultimately the request by another party for an adjournment, since it is possible that issues examined at the inquest will be influenced by an upcoming Supreme Court of Canada ruling. The inquest will resume after the Supreme Court of Canada issues a ruling with respect to Schaeffer and Minty v. Ontario.
Mr. Minty, aged 59, died on June 22, 2009, of gunshot wounds after approaching an Ontario Provincial Police officer while in possession of a sharp-edged instrument. The incident occurred in Elmvale.
Details regarding the resumption of the inquest will be provided at the first available opportunity.