Coroner’s inquest delays

Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario

Date: 06-08-2010

The Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario sped up its process, improved its practices and addressed a backlog of cases after the Ombudsman launched an investigation in 2008 into complaints that mandatory inquests were not being held within a reasonable time frame. Based on this result, the Ombudsman determined no further investigation was warranted, but continues to monitor the issue.

Case summary - Annual Report 2009-2010



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