The lawyer for the former CEO of Halifax’s IWK Health Centre says his client has chosen to face fraud and breach of trust charges in a trial before provincial court.
Tracy Kitch‘s lawyer, Joel Pink, says the date for a three- to four-week trial will be set on July 2.
Pink did not enter a plea for his client, but Crown attorney Peter Dostal said outside court he expects Kitch to enter a not guilty plea at the next court appearance.
Kitch is charged with breach of trust and fraud over $5,000.
The former executive at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto resigned as CEO of Atlantic Canada’s largest children’s hospital in August 2017.
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An independent review concluded she owed tens of thousands of dollars for “potentially personal” expenses charged to her IWK corporate credit card.