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Justice Eileen E. Gillese, a former Western University law dean and Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, is holding The first of three public meetings at 2 pm Wednesday in Woodstock. The Inquiry's 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. The Inquiry is also directed to inquire into other relevant matters that the Commissioner considers necessary to avoid similar tragedies. The Inquiry is to deliver its final Report within 24 months. Fired from Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock over medication-related errors, Wettlaufer landed another job within a month at London’s Meadow Park nursing home, where she administered a lethal dose to the eighth and final victim of her insulin injection murders. Sentenced to life in prison, in June, with no chance of parole for 25 years, the worst serial killer in Canadian health-care history pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, four of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault — all involving vulnerable people in her care. The murders took place over seven years, from 2007-14. A year and a half ago, Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk found backlogged inspections of long-term care homes for complaints and so-called “critical incidents” — things that must be reported immediately, ranging from neglect and abuse to improper care and unexpected deaths — had doubled over 15 months. Two years earlier, the government had been found to be breaking its own nursing home inspection law. Lysyk noted the ministry in charge responded by hiring 100 inspectors and doing complete inspections of all homes.