The Quebec government is asking the coroner to hold public inquests into the killing of a provincial police officer and a deadly fire in Old Montreal.
Provincial police Sgt. Maureen Breau was stabbed to death March 27 while attempting to make an arrest in Louiseville, Que.
The man accused of killing her – who was shot dead by police – had a history of mental health issues and had been found not criminally responsible at least five times for past offences.
Seven people died in a March 16 fire in an Old Montreal heritage building that housed illegal Airbnb rentals.
Coroner Gehane Kamel is investigating the fire, but details of her probe will not be made public until she submits her final report.
The government is asking for public hearings overseen by a coroner for both fatal cases.