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New Inquest Date into the Death of Olivier Bruneau Announced

September 22, 2022

Solicitor General

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, has announced the new date for the inquest into the death of Olivier Bruneau.

Mr. Bruneau, 24, died in hospital on March 23, 2016, from injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Ottawa. An inquest into Mr. Bruneau’s death is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Bruneau’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths from occurring in similar circumstances.

The inquest is expected to last nine days and hear from approximately 16 witnesses.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Dr. Geoffrey Bond will be the presiding officer and Jai Dhar will be inquest counsel.

The inquest will be conducted by video conference. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings can do so live at the link provided below.

https://firstclassfacilitation.ca/office-of-the-chief-coroner/inquest-touching-on-the-death-of-olivier-bruneau/

For more information about inquests, see: https://www.ontario.ca/page/coroners-inquests.