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Witnesses


Witness Name Dates
PART ONE - COLLAPSE
Commissioner's opening remarks; preliminary matters March 4, 2013
Dale Craig, Expert, Engineer, J.L. Richards, Overview of the construction of a building and state of the art in roofing at time of construction March 5, 2013
John Kadlec, Partner at Beta Engineering, structural engineer during construction of Algo Centre Mall March 6, 2013
Dave Monroe, Former Vice President, Harry S. Peterson, Algo Centre Mall roofing system March 7, 2013
Doug Harman, Vice President and General Manager, Coreslab, supplied concrete slab March 7, 2013
Henry Jasskelainen, Former supervisor, Harry S. Peterson, installed roofing system and conducted repairs March 8, 2013
James Keywan, Architect, retained by Algoma Central Properties for the design of the Algo Centre Mall March 11, 2013
Barbara Fazekas, Former Chief Librarian, Elliot Lake Public Library, Tenant of Mall March 11 & 12, 2013
Rod Caughill, Former Development Supervisor, Algoma Central Properties March 12, 13, 14, 19, & 20, 2013
Domenic Dell'Aquilla (Trow), Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), Trow, hired by Algoma Central Properties March 20 & 21, 2013
Remy Iamonico, Engineer, Trow, hired by Algoma Central Properties March 21, 2013
Roger Pigeau, Former Chief Building Official, City of Elliot Lake March 22 & 25, 2013
Fred Bauthus, Former Chief Administrative Officer, City of Elliot Lake March 25 & 26, 2013
May 16, 21 & 22, 2013
Barbara Cloughley, Former Personnel Manager, Woolco, Former tenant of Mall March 26, 2013
Robert Leistner, Former General Manager and Vice President, Algoma Central Properties March 27 & 28, 2013
Warwick Perrin, President, Ontario Association of Property Standards Officer Inc. April 2  2013
Larry Burling , Former Clerk, City of Elliot Lake April 2 & 3, 2013
Ken Snow, Former Maintenance Foreman, Algoma Central Properties and Retirement Living April 3, 2013
Paul Meyer, Structural Engineer, P. Meyer Engineering, hired by Algoma Central Properties April 4, 2013
Albert Celli, Engineer, Halsall April 5, 2013
Michael Buckley, Engineer, Halsall April 8, 2013
Jeff Truman, Engineer, Halsall April 9, 2013
Michael A. Luciw, Architect, Yallowega Bélanger April 10, 2013
Richard Quinn, Former Property Manager, Retirement Living April 11 & 16, 2013
Richard Kennealy, General Manager, Retirement Living April 16, 17 & 18, 2013
Rhona Guertin, Comptroller, Retirement Living April 19, 2013
Paul Officer, Fire Chief and Former Building Inspector and Chief Building Official, City of Elliot Lake April 22, 23, 2013
August 21, 22, 29, 2013
September 19, 2013
Chris Clouthier, Building Inspector, City of Elliot Lake April 23, 2013
Brian McDonald, Project Manager, Construction Control April 24, 2013
Troy Speck, Former Chief Administrative Officer and Councillor, City of Elliot Lake April 24 & 25, 2013
Syl Allard, Former Chief Building Official, City of Elliot Lake April 29, 2013
Blaine Nicholls, Architect, formerly with Nicholls Yallowega Bélanger April 30, 2013
Sophie Dennis, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations Division, Ministry of Labour April 30 & May 1, 2013
Brian Cuthbertson, Former Manager, Zellers May 1, 2013
George Farkouh, Former Mayor, City of Elliot Lake May 2, 7 & 15, 2013
Brian England, Former Mall Manager, Eastwood Mall May 8, 2013
Glen Day, Contractor, Peak Restoration, retained by Eastwood Mall May 9, 2013
Andrew Holford, Engineer, Kleinfeldt Consultants May 9 & 10, 2013
Bruce Caughill, Architect/Engineer, Caughill Consulting, retained by owners of Mall May 10, 2013
Tom Derreck, Former Chief Administrative Officer, City of Elliot Lake May 13, 2013
John Clinckett, Architect, retained by Eastwood Mall May 14, 2013
Alexander Sennett, Eastwood Mall May 14, 2013
Dimitri Yakimov, Former employee, Eastwood Mall May 15, 2013
George Farkouh (continued), Former Mayor, City of Elliot Lake May 15, 2013
Fred Bauthus (second period), Former Chief Administrative Officer, City of Elliot Lake May 16, 21 & 22, 2013
Henrieth Laroue (McCleery), Former Mall Manager, Eastwood Mall May 22 & 23, 2013
Al Collett, Councillor, City of Elliot Lake May 23 & 24, 2013
Bruce Ewald, Chief Building Official, City of Elliot Lake May 24, 27 & 28, 2013
Sonia Saari, Structural Engineer, Corselab May 28, 2013
Panel:
Hassan Saffarini, P. Eng - NORR
Chris Hughes, Architect - NORR
Pouria Ghods, P. Eng - Giatec Scientific
Aaron Dinovitzer, P. Eng - BMT Fleet Technology
May 29 & 30, 2013
Don Denley, Former City of Elliot Lake Councillor June 4, 2013
Tom Turner, Former Mall Manager, Eastwood Mall Inc. June 4, 2013
Philip Sarvinis, Engineer, Read Jones Christofferson, retained by Eastwood Mall June 5, 2013
Ralph Regan, Former Inspector, Ministry of Labour June 5, 2013
Gregory Saunders, Engineer, M.R. Wright June 6, 2013
Robert Wood, M.R. Wright June 6 & 7, 2013
Ron McCowan, McCowan and Associates, considered purchase of Mall June 10, 2013
Rhonda Lendt (Bear), Former Mall Manager, Eastwood Mall June 11 & 12, 2013
August 6, 2013
Rob deBortoli, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Elliot Lake June 12, 2013
Judy McCulloch, Manager, Customer Service, Scotiabank
June 13, 2013
Jaime Hass, Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), Pinchin June 14, 2013
Ed Hudson, Former Inspector, Ministry of Labour July 8, 2013
Rick Hamilton, Mayor, City of Elliot Lake July 8, 9 & 10, 2013
Antoine-René Fabris, Lawyer, retained by Eastwood Mall Inc. July 10, 11 & 12, 2013
Lesley Sprague, Clerk, City of Elliot Lake July 12, 2013
Levon Nazarian, Leasing manager and real estate advisor, Eastwood Mall July 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2013
Bob Nazarian, Owner, Eastwood Mall July 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 & 31, 2013
Allan Larden, Architect July 30, 2013
Roger Jeffreys, Engineer, Ministry of Labour July 31, 2013
Dale Craig, Expert, Engineer, J.L. Richards July 31, 2013
Elaine Quinte, Owner, Hungry Jack's, tenant in Mall July 31, 2013
August 1, 2013
William Elliott, ELNOS August 1, 2013
Rhonda Lendt (Bear), Former Mall Manager, Eastwood Mall
(recalled for limited purposes)
August 6, 2013
Ashley Sherrard, Broker, EIR Investments Inc. Brokerage August 6, 2013
PART TWO - RESCUE
Introduction of exhibits (photos, audios and videos) August 7, 2013
Adam Amyotte, Eye witness August 7, 2013
Jean-Marie Marceau, Eye witness August 7, 2013
Yves Bérubé, Eye witness August 7, 2013
Jason Morrissey, Eye witness August 7, 2013
Darrin Latulippe and Teresa Perizzolo (Perizzolo family), Victim Family August 7, 2013
Rejean and Rachelle Aylwin (Aylwin family), Victim Family August 7, 2013
Gary Gendron, Victim Family August 8, 2013
Dan Hefkey, Ontario's Commissioner of Community Safety, Emergency Management Ontario
** Government of Ontario Overview Witness (with respect to emergency response) - limited to policies and procedures evidence
August 8 & 9, 2013
Dale Burns, OPP photographer August 9 & 20, 2013
Final submissions from Participants on Part I August 12 & 13, 2013
Coby Duerr, Assistant Deputy Fire Chief, City of Calgary, Calgary Emergency Management, Canada Task Force 2
** Rescue Operations Overview Witness
August 15, 2013
John Thomas, Fire fighter, Elliot Lake Fire Department August 15 & 20, 2013
Dale Burns, OPP photographer August 20, 2013
** Please note this is a continuation of the evidence which was started on August 9
Darren Connors, Fire fighter, Elliot Lake Fire Department August 20 & 21, 2013
Paul Officer, Elliot Lake Fire Chief and Incident Commander August 21, 22, 29, 2013
September 19, 2013
Patrick Waddick, Provincial Constable, UCRT August 23, 2013
Robert Bruce, Chief Superintendent, OPP August 23, 2013
Ryan Cox, Provincial Constable, UCRT August 26, 2013
Wayde Jacklin, Inspector, Canine Program Coordinator/Head Trainer, OPP August 27, 2013
Daniel Bailey, Provincial Constable, Canine handler, UCRT August 27 & 28, 2013
Steve Hulsman, Provincial Constable, UCRT August 28, 2013
Dr. Marc Bradford, Coroner August 29, 2013
Paul Officer, Elliot Lake Fire Chief and Incident Commander
** Completion of his cross examination
August 29, 2013
Jamie Gillespie, Sergeant, UCRT September 3 & 4, 2013
Tony Comella, Team Coordinator/ Leader with the Toronto Fire Department, HUSAR September 4, 5 & 6, 2013
Michael McCallion, Site Commander with Toronto EMS, HUSAR September 6, 2013
James Cranford, Engineer, Stephenson Engineering September 9, 2013
Dave Selvers, Millennium Crane September 9 & 10, 2013
William Neadles, Staff Inspector, Toronto Police/Commander, HUSAR September 10, 11 & 12, 2013
John O'Leary, Former Manager, Legislative Issues, Office of the Premier of Ontario September 17, 2013
Dr. Michael Feldman, Team Doctor with the Sunnybrook Centre, HUSAR September 18, 2013
Carol-Lyn Chambers, Ontario Fire Marshall September 18, 2013
Scott Fowlds, Sergeant, Toronto Police/HUSAR, Canine Unit September 19, 2013
Paul Officer, Elliot Lake Fire Chief and Incident Commander
** Completion of his cross examination
September 19, 2013
Dr. Martin Queen, Forensic Pathologist at Health Sciences North September 20, 2013
Alex Griska, Ontario Mine Rescue September 23, 2013
Mike Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin September 23, 2013
Percy Jollymore, Inspector, OPP September 23 & 24, 2013
Chuck Guy, Captain, Toronto Fire/HUSAR September 24, 2013
Martin McRae, Training Captain, Toronto Fire, HUSAR September 25, 2013
Robin Kerr, Victim Services of Algoma September 25, 2013
Donald Jones, Inspector, Ministry of Labour September 26, 2013
Trudy Rheaume, Coordinator, Elliot Lake Fire Department September 26, 2013
Don Sorel, Toronto Water/HUSAR October 1, 2013
Phil Glavin, Sergeant, Toronto Police/HUSAR October 1, 2013
Ryan Priestly, President, Priestly Demolition Inc. October 2, 2013
Michel Lacroix, Inspector, Ministry of Labour October 3, 2013
Roger Jeffreys, Engineer, Ministry of Labour October 3, 2013
Dr. Gerald Posen October 4, 2013
Brian Sanders, Regional Engineer, Ministry of Labour October 4, 2013
Natalie Bray, Administrative Assistant to the CAO, City of Elliot Lake October 4, 2013
Robert deBortoli, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Elliot Lake October 7, 2013
Richard Hamilton, Mayor, City of Elliot Lake October 7, 2013
Dan Hefkey, Ontario's Commissioner of Community Safety, Emergency Management Ontario October 8, 2013
Dalton McGuinty, Former Premier of Ontario October 9, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


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