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  TRACY LATIMER    ROBERT LATIMER   SUE RODRIGUEZ

CHN TRACY LATIMER WAS MURDERED BY HER NATURAL FATHER, ROBERT LATIMER    

CHNSUE RODRIGUEZ HAD ALS, AND WANTED PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE LAWS IN CANADA DECRIMINALIZED.

CHNCOMMENTARIES, TRIAL, DECISION, PETITION, LAW, & LINKS

 

CHN TRACY LATIMER

 

TRACY ON TRIAL BY CHARLOTTE COOPER 

TRACY LYNN LATIMER BETTER OFF DEAD? A BREACH OF COMPASSION By Cheryl Eckstein

"ONE OF OUR CHILDREN IS DEAD" -  by Cheryl Eckstein 

 TRACY LATIMER from January 11, 1996 to present   This page includes important archives, relevant to the January 18, 2001 decision.  . . . Who is the real Robert Latimer?  Robert Latimer  . . .  "was convicted of rape in 1974 . . ." 

Victim of heinous crime, is attacked again. No remorse for killing his daughter by Cheryl Eckstein

 A SENATOR RESPONDS TO A DISABLED DISABILITY ACTIVIST, REGARDING THE LATIMER CASE

COMMENTARY in response to Senator Sharon Carstairs by Cheryl Eckstein, editor CHN

Ribbon Campaign for Robert Latimer makes a mockery of the tragic death of Tracy Latimer, Op Ed., by Cheryl Eckstein

The Bell at Hadamar by Fred Ford

DYING FOR RELIEF by Cheryl Eckstein

Not Dead Yet protests euthanasia conference at Harvard

Latimer appeal welcomed by disabled

 


CHN ROBERT LATIMER


 COMMENTARY ON THE TRACY LATIMER MURDER - "Who is the real Robert Latimer"?

"ONE OF OUR CHILDREN IS DEAD" -  by Cheryl Eckstein 

COMMENTARY Should Robert Latimer receive mercy? -  by Cheryl Eckstein

LATIMER'S LETHAL LEGACY By Shafer Parker

DISABLED ARE NOT DOGS -  by TOM KOCH

Victim of heinous crime, is attacked again. No remorse for killing his daughter by Cheryl Eckstein

 PETITION TO UPHOLD THE LATIMER DECISION

ROBERT LATIMER: THE JUDGE'S DECISION, JANUARY 18, 2001(see also "LAW LINKS  below)

Latimer appeal welcomed by disabled

"TEN YEARS MINIMUM"  - by Shafer Parker: Knowing that everything Robert Latimer said about the child he murdered was false, the Supreme Court sent him to jail . . . Latimer's dark side also includes being convicted of rape in 1974 . . .

 Latimer may not like it, but the old, simple law against murder fits him just fine by Mariette Ulrich

 A SENATOR RESPONDS TO A DISABLED DISABILITY ACTIVIST, REGARDING THE LATIMER CASE

COMMENTARY in response to Senator Sharon Carstairs by Cheryl Eckstein, editor CHN

Mind Control Tool Operating System (New device): Information on MCTOS TEST:  communication alternatives for patients who have brain injuries or are potentially paralyzed. Success stories reported for those with ALS, Cerebral Palsy, and Rett Syndrome

 

LAW


R. v. Latimer, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 217 http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/1997/1997rcs1-217/1997rcs1-217.html  The official versions of decisions and reasons for decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (S.C.R.).

R. v. Latimer, [2001] 1 S.C.R. 3, 2001 SCC 1 http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2001/2001scc1/2001scc1.html

Robert William Latimer CENTRE FOR CULTURAL RENEWAL: LEX VIEW  contains an excellent summary of R. v Robert Latimer S.C.R. decision January 22, 2001

LINKS

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES (ROBERT WILLIAM LATIMER)

Rant of a Man With Cerebral Palsy by Robert Christy
 

 


CHN SUE RODRIGUEZ

Note from CHN's Editor: Some has asked why The Compassionate Healthcare Network's  name is not on the intervener's list in Rodriguez v. British Columbia (Attorney General) as CHN claimed to have intervened. After careful examination, the Compassionate Healthcare Network CHN, decided not to try to intervene in the Rodriguez case under our own name, because we had just formed CHN and there was concern that our organization might not be taken seriously and perhaps not considered as interveners.  Instead, CHN went under the umbrella of the well established Pro‑Life Society of British Columbia, with president, Hilda Krieg at the helm.  Hilda was also a board member of CHN.  The Compassionate Healthcare Network, worked in aggregation with the Pro‑Life Society of British Columbia (PLSBC) and Pacific Physicians for Life Society (PPFLS).  Though the official record reads  "A. G. Henderson, Q.C., and Neil Milton, for the interveners Pro-Life Society of British Columbia and Pacific Physicians for Life Society" CHN did intervene and from beginning to the successful end, diligently labored in tandem with PLSBC & PPFLS.

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA: SUE RODRIGUEZ - The appellant, a 42‑year‑old mother, suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Her condition is rapidly deteriorating and she will soon lose the ability to swallow, speak, walk and move her body without assistance.  Thereafter she will lose the capacity to breathe without a respirator, to eat without a gastrotomy and will eventually become confined to a bed.  Her life expectancy is between 2 and 14 months.  The appellant does not wish to die so long as she still has the capacity to enjoy life, but wishes that a qualified physician be allowed to set up technological means by which she might, when she is no longer able to enjoy life, by her own hand, at the time of her choosing, end her life.  The appellant applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for an order that s. 241(b) of the Criminal Code, which prohibits the giving of assistance to commit suicide, be declared invalid on the ground that it violates her rights under ss. 7, 12 and 15(1) of the Charter, and is therefore, to the extent it precludes a terminally ill person from committing "physician‑assisted" suicide, of no force and effect by virtue of s. 52(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982.  The court dismissed the appellant's application and the majority of the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment.

Held (Lamer C.J. and L'Heureux‑Dubé, Cory and McLachlin JJ. dissenting):  The appeal should be dismissed. Section 241(b) of the Code is constitutional. http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/1993/1993rcs3-519/1993rcs3-519.html

Compared to the volumes of media hype surrounding Sue Rodriguez, sparse documentation on Rodriguez v. British Columbia is published on CHN's web.  It is only because during the exhaustive court case I was overwhelmed with providing research to our lawyers in the Rodriguez case and doing workshops around the country.  The web page was left to me alone, and though it is one of Canada's most important court case, much never made it on our site. Most of our documents were hard copies only.  However, one only need Google Sue Rodriguez and they will come up with more than enough additional information.  I am including some hyperlinks that might not be so easily found in a search; they include some background into the Right To Die Society's support of Ms Rodriguez, an insight into John Hofsess's character (first link below); how Hofsess tried to get CBC to sue yours truly for showing a short clip from Selling Murder in Parliament (second link);  as well as other links which follow below.  Cheryl Eckstein, Ed..


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