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06 Dec 2010 Latimer chose one path, this family chose the other

Toronto Star, Dec 4, 2010: In the fall of 1993 two families — one on a Saskatchewan farm, the other in downtown Toronto — made life-and-death decisions about their daughters’ futures. Both girls, one nearly 13 at the time, the other almost 18, had profound developmental disabilities. In Saskatchewan, Robert Latimer ended his daughter Tracy’s life, later saying in interviews he acted “out of love” to end her suffering. In Toronto, Christy and Bill Barber were appalled when their daughter Nancy became grievously ill and an...

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19 Oct 2007 Latimer’s Appeal for the Royal Prerogative of Mercy

By Cloverdale ARPA Background and introduction You may be wondering why we are discussing the Latimer issue. It has not really been in the news since the Supreme Court of Canada upheld his life sentence without eligibility for parole for 10 years. It may seem, therefore, that the Latimer issue is a dead one. However, let us not be fooled by the media's silence. The issues surrounding the Latimer case are still very real ones.
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