Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says victims of disgraced pathologist Dr. Charles Smith can expect to hear soon about compensation.

Several people who were wrongly accused of killing children say they’ve waited 19 months to hear whether the province will provide them with compensation and have urged the government to stop dragging its heels.

McGuinty thanked the victims for their patience and said Attorney General Chris Bentley will move as quickly as he can.

Bentley wouldn’t pinpoint a date for an announcement.

The promise of a compensation update was attacked yesterday by the opposition as yet another delay for those already victimized by the courts.

Conservative critic Lisa MacLeod said, “It’s very traumatic what they experienced and it’s time that there was a response from the government.”

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