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Commentary on the Olivieri symposium
  1. P Chidwick1,
  2. E Connolly2,
  3. A Frolic3,
  4. L Hardingham4,
  5. C MacDonald5,
  6. P Murphy6,
  7. P Rodney7,
  8. G C Webster6
  1. 1William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Memorial Hospital Campus, Brampton, Ontario and University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics/Trillium Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Memorial Hospital Campus, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Department of Anthropology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  4. 4St Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  6. 6Health Care Ethics Service, St Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  7. 7University of Victoria School of Nursing Faculty, Victoria, British Columbia and W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 C MacDonald
 Department of Philosophy, St Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; chris.macdonaldSMU.CA

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The Canadian Bioethics Society has taken some constructive steps in its attempt to learn from the Olivieri case

We would like to thank the authors and editors of the JME’s minisymposium on the Olivieri case in the February 2004 issue of the journal for continuing and extending the dialogue about this important challenge to the North American bioethics community.

This minisymposium is of special interest to us as members of the Canadian Bioethics Society’s (CBS) working group on employment standards for bioethics. We are members of this working group precisely because we believe that most of us in the Canadian bioethics community ought to do more to respond to situations such as the Olivieri/Apotex affair. We welcome the opportunity to continue to learn from the case and …

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  • The authors wish to make it clear that they are not speaking as representatives of the Canadian Bioethics Society. The views expressed here are their own.