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Inquest Date into the Death of Diane Jeannine Lisle Announced

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Inquest Date into the Death of Diane Jeannine Lisle Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Diane Jeannine Lisle.

Ms. Lisle, 62, died on Jan. 7, 2013, upon return transfer from the Smith Falls Provincial Court to the Ottawa Carleton Regional Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Ms. Lisle's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

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

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Smiths Falls Courthouse, 39 Chambers St., Room 307. Dr. Daniel Dufour will preside as inquest coroner and Patricia Bowles will be counsel to the coroner.

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion

    Regional Supervising Coroner, East Region, Ottawa

    613-249-0055

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