For families whose loved ones were killed by ex-nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, their chance to take part in a public inquiry will be limited not by law but by money.
Nursing Home Deaths
A hearing for a public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario began dramatically Tuesday when a woman who survived the murderous rampage of then-nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer asked to participate.
Pressured for weeks for details, Ontario came under fire from families and critics when it laid out its broad plans Tuesday for a promised public inquiry into former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s murders at two Southwestern Ontario nursing homes.
The first time Ontario’s nursing regulator heard of Woodstock nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s abuses was when the serial killer confessed to them while under psychiatric care last fall.
When seven people died in Walkerton’s tainted water disaster, the province moved swiftly — three weeks later — to appoint a commissioner to lead a public inquiry into the crisis.