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Christie Blatchford's Columns on Sharon Shore

Sunday, August 20, 2006
What feels like justice doesn't always mesh with the rules of justice, so it's always a sweet surprise when justice rules on the side of someone you're really "pulling for" -- even if that person is a complete stranger. I can't tell you how happy and relieved I was to learn from Christie Blatchford's column that the Law Society of Upper Canada has decided not to oppose Sharon Shore's call to the bar (National Post, August 19, 2006). (For the full story, read Christie Blatchford's previous columns on Sharon Shore's case:last Friday, last Wednesday and back in June).

I think most thinking, feeling human beings could understand what led Sharon Shore to purge that offending document from her daughter's file. It was an act of love by a grieving mother -- a desire to honour and protect her daughter's memory.

The tragedy of this case is not merely that Sharon Shore has been such down such a long and difficult path since her daughter's death eight years ago: it's that the medical and legal systems have let Sharon Shore down every step of the way. Until this week, that is. Finally someone gave this woman of "exemplary character" a break. Maybe there is justice after all.

| posted by Ann D @ 9:37 PM