Premier Dalton McGuinty says victims of disgraced pathologist Dr. Charles Smith, including Sherry Sherrett of Belleville, can expect to hear soon about compensation.
Several people who were wrongly accused of killing children say they’ve waited 19 months to hear whether the province will provide them with compensation and have urged the government to stop dragging its heels. McGuinty says Attorney General Chris Bentley will move as quickly as he can.
Bentley set up a team in December, 2008 to consider the viability of a compensation process for about 40 victims of the Smith affair, which sparked a public inquiry. Sherrett was wrongly convicted of killing her four-month old son based on Smith’s findings.