Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Coroner Cyrille Delage, Who Oversaw L'Isle-Verte Inquest, Dead at 80

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Coroner Cyrille Delage, Who Oversaw L'Isle-Verte Inquest, Dead at 80

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Quebec coroner Cyrille Delage dead at 80

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QUEBEC - Longtime Quebec coroner and fire investigation commissioner Cyrille Delage has died.

A statement from city officials in Quebec City confirmed the death, although it was not clear when he passed away.

He was 80.

Delage was remembered as a pillar in the development of fire-safety measures in Quebec.

The notary oversaw some 3,500 investigations over a 50-year career, including many as a commissioner called in by fire services to look into blazes.

Delage was best known in recent years as the coroner who oversaw a public inquiry into the fire at a seniors' home in L'Isle-Verte that claimed 32 lives at the Residence du Havre in January 2014.

His report into that blaze came out in February 2015 and prompted changes to fire-safety rules in Quebec seniors' homes. …

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