Canadian Coroner and Medical Examiner Database: Annual Report
- General Statistics
- Future Work
- Appendix A: Distribution of coroner and medical examiner cases by manner and year
- Appendix B: Coroner and medical examiner cases by age group and manner
- Appendix C: Circumstances under which coroner or medical examiner investigation is required
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Appendix C: Circumstances under which coroner or medical examiner investigation is required
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The legislation that provides the mandate for coroners and medical examiners varies across the provinces and territories. The following table presents the circumstances under which deaths are investigated by a C/ME. The table is not an exhaustive list of the conditions leading to investigation and it does not represent a formal statement of these conditions. Rather, it is based on the extraction of common or similar language used in the provincial and territorial coroner or medical examiner acts, and is provided here as guide to the reader in understanding some of the jurisdictional differences observed in this report.