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Judge’s order for inquest is upheld – Whitehorse Star

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201815 Views

The Yukon Court of Appeal has upheld a Supreme Court order to hold an inquest regarding the death of Cynthia Roxanne Blackjack.

The Yukon Court of Appeal has upheld a Supreme Court order to hold an inquest regarding the death of Cynthia Roxanne Blackjack.

Justice Gail Dickson’s 30-page written decision was released Wednesday.

Justices Elizabeth Bennett and Louise Charbonneau both agreed. This dismissed the appeal launched by Kirsten MacDonald, then the Yukon’s chief coroner.

She had appealed Justice Ron Veale’s March 6, 2017 decision to hold an inquest into Blackjack’s death. The Little Salmon-Carmacks First Nation and Blackjack’s mother, Theresa, had wanted the inquest.

Read More: https://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/judge-s-order-for-inquest-is-upheld

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