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Numerous individuals have contributed to this publication. The report was carefully reviewed by members of the project Steering Committee: Anne-Marie Ugnat of the Public Health Agency of Canada; Jeff Latimer of Statistics Canada; Graeme Dowling, Chief Medical Examiner of Alberta; Terry Smith, Chief Coroner and Tej Sidhu, Manager of Policy and Research, British Columbia's Chief Coroner's Office; Matthew Bowes, Chief Medical Examiner for Nova Scotia; Simon Avis, Chief Medical Examiner for Newfoundland and Labrador; and Sharon Hanley, Chief Coroner for the Yukon Territory. Valuable assistance was also provided at various stages by Susan Mackenzie, Catherine McCourt, Minh Do and Steven McFaull of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Kim Borden, Research Officer, Alberta Medical Examiner's office, as well as several people at Statistics Canada: Patric Fournier-Savard, Alain Maynard, Valérie Gaston, Denise Duval, Eric Hortop, François Verret, Mary Nightingale, Joel Orr, T.D. Nguyen, Patricia Wood, Pamela Ramage-Morin, Colette Brassard, Maria Luce Ienzi, Patricia Schembari, Sandra Ladouceur, Kathryn Wilkins, Nancy Darcovich, Marie Patry, Tina Tao, Sylvie Moreau, Charles Delorme and Owen Phillips.

The collaboration of the data suppliers, the provincial and territorial chief coroner and chief medical examiner offices, is gratefully acknowledged. Ongoing activities of the CCMED are possible thanks to the financial support received from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada.

© Minister of Industry, 2012

All rights reserved. Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement.

Catalogue no. 82-214-X2012001

Frequency: Annual

ISSN 1927-775X


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