The alleged murders of eight nursing home residents in Woodstock and London by a nurse is being met with shock and distress at Queen’s Park.
London-Fanshawe New Democrat MPP Teresa Armstrong brought the issue to question period on Tuesday soon after the news broke.
“There is a genuine question that people are asking this morning: how do murders go undetected for nearly 10 years inside any long term care home in Ontario?”
Premier Wynne did not directly answer the question, noting that a police investigation is ongoing.
“This is a tragic, tragic circumstance. I know that it would be inappropriate for me to comment on an ongoing police investigation. The police have made it clear that there is no threat to safety and we now need to let police do their job.”
The OPP announced Tuesday morning they’d charged a registered nurse, 49-year-old Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, in connection with the case. She was taken into custody on Monday evening and has already made her first court appearance in Woodstock and has been remanded into custody.