News Conference - Long Term Care Homes Inquiry to hold news conference on August 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. in London, ON

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - William C. McDowell, Lead Counsel of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, and Elizabeth Hewitt, the Inquiry's London based Senior Counsel, will hold a news conference  in London, Ontario, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to outline the plans of the Inquiry and answer questions from media.

The media conference will be held in the Queen Victoria Room at the DoubleTree Hotel, 300 King Street, in London, Ont.

The Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System was established on August 1, 2017 by the Government of Ontario under the Public Inquiries Act, 2009. Its mandate is to inquire into the events which led to the offences committed by Elizabeth Wettlaufer who pled guilty to and was convicted of eight counts of first degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Additionally. the Inquiry is directed to inquire into the circumstances and contributing factors allowing these events to occur, including the effect, if any, of relevant policies, procedures, practices and accountability and oversight mechanisms.

www.longtermcareinquiry.ca

SOURCE The Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

For further information: Peter Rehak, the Inquiry's Communications Officer, (416) 992-0679, peter.rehak@sympatico.ca

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