Saturday, October 13, 2012

Charles Smith Blog takes brief recess while publisher struggles to meet a publishing deadline: Sympathy appreciated! Harold Levy.

Dear reader; Due to a looming publishing deadline I will be unable to  post new material until mid-November.  I invite my many impeccable, well-placed  sources around the Globe  (all three of them!) to draw issues and cases that arrive during this period to my attention, so that I can dig into them when I am back in action.   There are two cases you might be interested in  be keeping your eye on in my absence.

First case: The on-going sexual assault trial in Calgary, Alberta of Dr. Aubrey Levin:

CBC reporter Tara Weber is tweeting on the trial at:


Reporter Daryl Slade has been covering the trial for the Calgary Herald: Search for his stories at:;

Second case: The fallout in the arrest of former  Boston  drug analyst Annie Dookhan -  a source of potentially hundreds of miscarriages of justice, and a canary warning of what could happen in over-worked police labs throughout the U.S.A.

Reporter Brian Ballou has been covering developments in the Dookhan investigation for the Boston Globe: Search for his stories at:;

Au revoir.

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.


I have added a search box for content in this blog which now encompasses several thousand posts. The search box is located  near the bottom of the screen just above the list of links. I am confident that this powerful search tool provided by "Blogger" will help our readers and myself get more out of the site. One word of caution: It may take several weeks for content from current posts to respond to the search. Search away!

The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at:

Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:

Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.