April 23, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Mark Zigler has been appointed as Co-Lead Commission Counsel for the Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry.
The Inquiry was established on August 1, 2017, following the conviction of Elizabeth Wettlaufer on eight counts of first degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault, all crimes committed against patients at long-term care homes at which she was working as a registered nurse.
The Inquiry, under The Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese as Commissioner, is mandated to look into the events which led to Ms. Wettlaufer’s offences and investigate the circumstances and contributing factors that allowed these events to occur, including policies, procedures, practices, accountability and oversight mechanisms, to avoid similar tragedies from happening in the future.
Public Hearings are anticipated to take place from June 2018 to September 2018, with a final Report to be delivered in July 2019. For more information please visit: http://longtermcareinquiry.ca/en/