Inquest into the Death of Justin St. Amour Announced
Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Justin St. Amour.
Mr. St. Amour, 31, died on Dec. 8, 2016 in hospital after transfer from the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding his death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
Details regarding the date and location will be provided at a later date when the information becomes available. Dr. Michael Wilson will preside as inquest coroner and Troy Harrison will be counsel to the coroner.