Coroner’s inquest delays
Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario
The Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario sped up its process, improved its practices and addressed a backlog of cases after the Ombudsman launched an investigation in 2008 into complaints that mandatory inquests were not being held within a reasonable time frame. Based on this result, the Ombudsman determined no further investigation was warranted, but continues to monitor the issue.
Case summary - Annual Report 2009-2010