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Quebec launches public inquiry into death of Joyce Echaquan in Joliette hospital


October 5, 2020

A public coroner's inquest has been launched into the death of Joyce Echaquan, who filmed staff at a hospital in Joliette, Que., hurling racist comments at her in her final hours.

Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said on Twitter Saturday afternoon that she had asked the chief coroner to hold a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Echaquan's death.

Later on Saturday, the chief coroner confirmed she had ordered the inquiry.


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