On today’s program, Libby Znaimer is joined by Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton, Jane Meadus, Lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, Marissa Lennox, Director of Stakeholder Relations at CARP.
Also joining the program are Laura Jackson and Susan Horvath. Jackson was a close family friend of Maurice Granat, Wettlaufer’s second victim. Horvath is the daughter of Arpad Horvath, Wettlaufer’s last victim.
The Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System was released yesterday. It came with 91 recommendations aimed at preventing such crimes from happening in the future.
The long-term care system is strained but not broken. After two years, that is the conclusion of the four-volume, 1491-page report.
It also says that the fact that killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer could murder 8 people without being caught was no one’s fault, but rather the result of systemic vulnerabilities. Does that conclusion pass the buck? Will the 92 recommendations truly be implemented?