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Motion Hearing Dates For The Inquest Into The Death of Ashley Smith Announced

Toronto - Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that dates have been scheduled for motions to be heard at the inquest into the death of Ashley Smith.

Ms. Smith, aged 19, died on October 19, 2007, while she was an inmate at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The hearings will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street, Toronto. Dr. John Carlisle will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Jocelyn Speyer and Ms. Marg Creal will act as counsel to the coroner.


Dr. Bert Lauwers
Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests