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Inquest into the Death of Jean Hervé Veillette Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Jean Hervé Veillette Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Jean Hervé Veillette.

Mr. Veillette, 48, died in hospital on January 17, 2019, after transfer from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Veillette's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.

Details regarding the date and location will be provided at a later date when the information becomes available. Dr. Bob Reddoch will preside as inquest coroner and Matthew Geigen-Miller will be counsel to the coroner.

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  • Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion

    Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office

    613-249-0055

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