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Lawyer hopeful recommendations will improve Saskatchewan’s coroner’s office

Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 9:26 AM | By Terry Davidson

A prominent Saskatchewan lawyer is lauding a call for more money and additional staff to speed up that province’s sluggish coroner’s office.

Aaron Fox is hoping recommendations in former police chief Clive Weighill’s external review of Saskatchewan’s Office of the Chief Coroner ­— if put into action — will help lawyers and their clients get timelier cause-of-death information.

Weighill’s report, commissioned by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice last year and released June 20, makes 44 recommendations for a system criticized as lacking depth, thoroughness and speed....