TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - The Hon. Stephen T. Goudge, Commissioner of the
Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario, plans to release his
report to the public at 12 noon on Wednesday October 1, 2008.
The Report is expected to be transmitted to Attorney General Chris
Bentley shortly before the public release.
The public release is expected to take place at a media news conference
in the Toronto Ballroom at the Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street in
The Report will be available on the Inquiry's web page
http:///www.goudgeinquiry.ca at the time of release. Printed copies and
CD-Roms will be available for purchase at Publications Ontario outlets after
the date of release.
The Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario was established
by the Government of Ontario under the Public Inquiries Act on April 25, 2007.
The Honourable Stephen T. Goudge was appointed Commissioner.
The Commission's mandate was to conduct a systemic review and to assess
the policies, procedures, practices, accountability and oversight mechanisms,
quality control measures and institutional arrangements of pediatric forensic
pathology in Ontario from 1981 to 2001 as they relate to its practice and use
in investigations and criminal proceedings.
The Commission was asked to make recommendations to restore and enhance
public confidence in pediatric forensic pathology in Ontario and its future
use in investigations and criminal proceedings.
Public hearings were held from November 12, 2007 to February 29, 2008.
Closing submissions were heard on March 31 and April 1, 2008.
Transcripts and further details about the Inquiry are available on the
Inquiry's web page www.goudgeinquiry.ca
NOTE TO MEDIA: There will be a lockup for the media before the public
release. The details will be announced later and also posted on the
For further information:
For further information: Peter Rehak, media relations officer, Inquiry
into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario, (416) 212-6877