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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Who should preside over inquests - doctors or judges?

This article from talks about two recent coroner's inquests in Ontario that have some people calling for a change. Right now, Ontario inquests are run by the coroner, who is a doctor. Some lawyers and others believe the hearings should be run by judges.

The article examines several jurisdictions in Canada, some of which have the coroner system and some that have already made the switch to using judges. It makes more difference to the rest of us that you might realize at first. Click here to read the article.

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