Essay #4 -- (Philosophy 1100)

Due Date: Monday, June 17 (in class) 


Should the Parliament of Canada pass Bill C-56? That is, should this Act become law? Why or why not? Although Bill C-56 refers to a number of reproductive technology, in your essay you should focus primarily on the issue of cloning. (Feel free to draw upon the Baird and MacDonald readings, as well as on our intro lecture on the role of government. You might also draw upon the reading by Madame Justice Bertha Wilson, if you want.)

Note: a good essay should not be one-sided. It must acknowledge important arguments in favour of the opposing view.

Note also: you get no bonus marks for agreeing with MacDonald !


p.s. the correct citation information for the Baird & MacDonald papers:

My paper: Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Vol. 33, No. 7, 2000. 437-438.

Baird: Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Vol. 33, No. 4, 2000. 235-237.


Value: 20% 

Rules & Requirements:

Length: 800 words (+/- 50). Provide a word count (e.g., "word count = 823").  Word count limits will be strictly enforced.
Essays should be word-processed, double-spaced, "normal" font (e.g., times new roman, Arial). Use 12-point font. Staple your pages together. Please provide a cover page with your name, student number, the title of your paper, etc. No binders or plastic covers, please. Papers not meeting these requirements will be penalized.

You do not need to use outside research materials.


Important Warning About Plagiarism:

"Dalhousie University defines plagiarism as the presentation of the work of another author in such a way as to give one's reader reason to think it to be one's own. Plagiarism is a form of academic fraud.
Plagiarism is considered a serious academic offence which may lead to loss of credit, suspension or expulsion from the University, or even the revocation of a degree."
    (from Dalhousie's policy on Intellectual Honesty, April 2001)