Inquiry stops mall owner contempt action
ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. - The inquiry delving into the collapse of a mall in northern Ontario has stopped its contempt action against the shopping centre`s owner.
In a statement this morning in Elliot Lake, Ont., Commissioner Paul Belanger said Bob Nazarian had turned over 85,000 emails.
Those emails will now be screened for relevance before being admitted at the inquiry.
Nazarian was expected to be in court in Toronto on Wednesday to be cited for contempt over his previous failure to turn over the emails.
Given the compliance, Belanger said he is discontinuing the action.
The inquiry is probing the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall last June that killed two women and injured several others.