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Date For The Inquest Into The Death Of James Hearst Announced

Toronto — Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced that a date has been set for the inquest into the death of James Hearst.

Mr. Hearst, age 59, died on June 26, 2009, following his collapse at 40 Alexander Street, Toronto.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Hearst’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last three to four weeks and will hear from approximately 30 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street, Toronto. Dr. Bert Lauwers will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Stefania Fericean will be counsel to the coroner.


Dr. Andrew McCallum
Chief Coroner for Ontario