The review was called for back in November.
That’s when justice minister Don Morgan said the province’s chief forensic pathologist unfairly assessed another doctor trying to get a job within the office.
Former Saskatoon police chief Clive Weighill who tabled the report, says this report reflects the capacity the coroner’s office has had over the last decade.
“As I mentioned earlier, they’ve just done everything they can to keep their head above water, and they haven’t had a lot of time to get right down and deep into some of the policy and procedure that they should be responsible for.”
Weighill says it’s for those reasons that these positions need to be created and filled to get that work load done.
Morgan says he spoke with Weighill about the report, prior to its release and agrees with the recommendations.
“We knew going into the process that we had to spend significant additional resources to maintain confidence in the coroner’s office, the reason we asked for this report was to make sure we were following a good path and making good choices before we start.”
Justice critic Nicole Sarauer says the recommendations need to be acted on.
“We need to see these recommendations implemented as soon as possible, reports are great, but if the recommendations within the report aren’t implemented, then they’re useless.”
The coroner also suggested introducing a mass casualty plan, citing recent events in Saskatchewan such as the Humboldt Broncos crash and the Fond-du-lac plane crash where a plan would have been beneficial.