Why did Robert Latimer dislike the idea of surgery as a remedy for Tracys hip dislocation?
Robert Latimer described the surgery as mutilation. Mrs. Latimer said it would not cure her disability. Canadians Respond to Latimer To CCD’s surprise, many Canadians, some in influential positions, have supported Latimer. In April of 1995, Robert Latimer had received $65,000 in donations for his legal costs. CCD’s Tracy Fund, created to promote the fundamental human rights of people with disabilities, has received much less support. Senator Sharon Carstairs told the Winnipeg Free Press, “I’m no judge, but I think the appropriate sentence in this case would have been between three and six months.” Carstairs sat on a Senate Committee that urged a third category of murder–with no minimum sentence– for “mercy killing”. In December 1994, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association called upon the Federal Justice Minister to revoke Robert Latimer’s prison sentence. “Do not let this family endure another moment of needless suffering,” said Alan Borovoy, counsel for the Association. “Society m