Inquest Date into the Death of Justin St. Amour Announced
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 Justin St. Amour.
Mr. St. Amour, 31, died in hospital on December 8, 2016, 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 future deaths.
The inquest is expected to last nine days and hear from approximately 25 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Ottawa City Hall, Keefer Room, 110 Laurier Avenue W. Dr. Michael Wilson will preside as inquest coroner. Troy Harrison and Mark Holmes will be counsel to the coroner.