Ontario First Nation fights for right to host inquest into nursing station death
Cat Lake First Nation wants a judicial review of a coroner's decision not to hold an inquest in the remote community in northwestern Ontario.
In December, Ontario coroner Dr. David Cameron denied the First Nation's request for a change in venue for the inquest into the death of Romeo Wesley.
Wesley died in 2010 after repeated attempts to get medical attention at the Health Canada nursing station in Cat Lake, according to Chief Russell Wesley. Staff at the nursing station called Nishnawbe Aski Police, who had Romeo Wesley in their custody when he died, the chief said.