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January 15, 2015
For immediate release

New Chief Coroner for Prince Edward Island

Environment, Labour and Justice

Dr. Des Colohan is now in his role as Prince Edward Island’s Chief Coroner, says Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice and Attorney General Janice Sherry.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Colohan to his new role and wish him well as he takes on this great responsibility,” said Minister Sherry. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this crucially important and sensitive position in the service of the public.”

Dr. Des Colohan is replacing Dr. Charles Trainor who was Prince Edward Island’s Chief Coroner for the last 20 years.

“On behalf of all Islanders, I want to sincerely thank Dr. Trainor for the important work he completed over the past two decades,” said Minister Sherry. “Dr. Trainor was a dedicated Chief who ensured the work of our coroners was carried out in the utmost professional and thorough manner.”

Dr. Colohan has been a Coroner for the Queen’s County region since 2002. He is currently the Pain Medicine Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth and Hillsboro Hospitals and recently retired as the Medial Director at Island Pain Management. He is a member of both the Arthritis Society of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Provinces Chronic Pain Physician Advisory Group.

Prince Edward Island has five coroners across the province who report directly to the Chief Coroner.

Media Contact: Amber Nicholson
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