Year: 1998 Source: Maclean's, v.111, no.10, (March 9, 1998), p.46-49 SIEC No: 19980009

The issue of mercy-killing, especially as it relates to physcians & their patients, is highly contentious in Canada. This article discusses the case of Dr. Nancy Morrison who was charged with murder in the death of a terminally ill cancer patient in Nova Scotia. A Provincial Court judge declared that the Crown had failed to provide sufficient evidence to send Morrison to trial. Morrison’s lawyer says the decision sends a message to the Canadian parliament that the law needs to be amended.