Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fatality Inquiry Called into the Death of Howard Hyde


A September 17th news release from the Nova Scotia Department of Justice:
Minister of Justice Cecil Clarke [pictured], after consulting with the chief medical examiner, said today, Sept. 17, a fatality inquiry will be held into the death of Howard Hyde.

Mr. Clarke outlined the terms of reference for the inquiry and said it will examine the circumstances under which Mr. Hyde died, Nov. 22, 2007, the cause of death, and the manner of death, and may make recommendations about any matters arising from the inquiry.

A judge who conducts an inquiry under the Fatality Investigations Act has all the powers of a commissioner appointed under the Public Inquiries Act which includes, the authority to hold public hearings and hear witnesses.

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Justice Minister Cecil Clarke says a fatality inquiry will be held into the death of Howard Hyde.

Mr. Clarke outlined the terms today of reference (September 17th) and says the inquiry will examine the circumstances under which Mr. Hyde died, November 22nd, 2007.

It will also look at the cause of death, the manner of death and may make recommendations about any matters arising from the inquiry.

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Media Contacts:

Sherri Aikenhead
902-424-3313
Cell: 902-456-6386
E-mail: aikenshl@gov.ns.ca

Carla Grant
Department of Justice
902-424-6282
E-mail: grantc@gov.ns.ca

Also see:
N.S. orders inquiry into Hyde death

'Excited delirium,' not Taser, was cause of N.S. man's death: medical examiner


Photograph of Justice Minister Cecil Clarke courtesy of Andrew Vaughan of
The Canadian Press.

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