Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Doctor under Investigation Found Dead in Montreal Hospital

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Doctor under Investigation Found Dead in Montreal Hospital

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Montreal doctor found dead in hospital

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MONTREAL - A Montreal hospital has confirmed the death of a pediatrician who was under investigation for falsely claiming parents had abused their children.

"It is with great sadness we are confirming the tragic death of Dr. Alain Sirard," Sainte-Justine Hospital said in a statement Tuesday.

Montreal police said the body of a hospital employee was found early in the morning and that they were considering the death a suicide. They wouldn't release any other information.

The hospital called Sirard a "great defender of the rights of children who worked with Sainte-Justine for decades."

Montreal La Presse and Radio-Canada reported in 2013 that several parents had accused him of falsely claiming they had abused their children. …

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