July 18, 2007
The following is being distributed at the request of the Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing:
Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing Co-counsel Announced
Bernard Coffey, Q.C. and Sandra R. Chaytor, Q.C. have been appointed as co-counsel for the Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing, the Honourable Justice Margaret A. Cameron, Commissioner of the Inquiry, announced today.
Mr. Coffey is a graduate of Memorial University and Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1979 and appointed Queen�s Counsel in 1996. Mr. Coffey is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on both civil and criminal litigation. He has participated in numerous complex, high profile legal proceedings and has appeared in all levels of court throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ms. Chaytor was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1989 having completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (with a major in Political Science and a minor in English) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1985 and having obtained her LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988. She was appointed Queen�s Counsel in 2007. Ms. Chaytor is a partner of the St. John�s office of Cox & Palmer where her primary area of practice is litigation. She has presented cases at all levels of court within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. Chaytor has been actively involved in the Lung Association at a provincial and national level, and her dedication to the association was recently recognized by the organization conferring upon her a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing was established by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on July 3, 2007 under the Public Inquiries Act, 2006. The terms of reference for the commission are as follows:
Further details will be provided in the coming weeks in relation to the commission office, as well as a Notice of Hearings for Standing and Funding.
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