Friday, May 2, 2014

Inquest Into Aboriginal Youth Deaths Could Be Further Delayed

The coroner's inquest into the tragic deaths of seven First Nations teens in Thunder Bay
is taking more time than officials originally expected.

Dr. Michael Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner says they are having internal discussions between their stakeholders on timing and aboriginal representation on jury rolls.

Wilson says the recent decision to put Sheldon Wabason's murder trial on hold for a year could be potentially relevant to their inquest.

He adds the basis for their inquest is done but they need to deal with those issues before they can move forward.