Those whose lives were affected by disgraced pathologist Dr. Charles Smith can now expect a payment of up to $250,000 from the provincial government in Ontario. Smith was the chief coroner for the Province of Ontario between 1991 and 2001, but a report released two years ago he’d come to erroneous conclusions in 20 cases, 13 of which led to criminal convictions. Individuals will be eligible to receive up to the full $250,000, while compensation for family members is capped at either $12,500 or $25,000.
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