Tuesday, February 5, 2008



What is it? Public inquiry headed by Justice Stephen Goudge on the work of Dr. Charles Smith and Ontario's pediatric forensic pathology system generally.

What prompted it? A review by international experts that found Dr. Smith made serious errors in 20 of 45 criminally suspicious deaths he investigated between 1991 and 2001.

What fallout did Dr. Smith's work have? Helped lead to homicide charges against parents and other caregivers, many of which were unwarranted.

When did the hearings start? Nov. 12, 2007

When does Dr. Smith begin testifying? Jan. 28

When is Justice Goudge's report due? No later than April 25