My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, April 23, 2005

A needless death...

Here's a tragic story from the Ottawa Citizen:
A Quebec judge convicted self-proclaimed naturopath Louise Lortie of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death for advising a woman to replace her diabetic daughter's insulin treatment with cane sugar, pear juice, olive oil massages and sea salt baths.

Mrs. Lortie testified that she gave this advice after consulting a crystal ball, a pendulum and her archangel, Michael.

Lisanne Manseau, 12, of Hull, died March 28, 1994, three days after starting Mrs. Lortie's treatment.
Why wasn't the Mother ever charged? And, what's more amazing is that it's taken this long for the case to reach a conclusion. Lortie was originally convicted in 1999 but won on appeal and received a new trial.