CBC Radio’s “White Coat, Black Art” broadcast about Nagui Morcos’s last day is available at this podcast link http://www.cbc.ca/whitecoat/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2279230574
The interview includes personal interviews with Nagui, his wife Jan, and Meg Westley of DWD. It discusses the moments leading to his death and the police response afterwards. Nagui’s death was eventually ruled suicide and the criminal investigation was concluded with no charges.
The police and coroner investigation into Nagui’s death would have been deemed a “suspicious/homicide” death investigation. As such, coroner policy is to order a post-mortem to assist the criminal investigation (opening the head, chest & stomach cavities). The compassionate eye-witnesses at Nagui’s death would not be enough, since they were “suspects” in an unnatural death. Nagui’s peaceful death would be followed by a State-authorized and tax-payer funded mutilation of his body. Interestingly, part of Gloria Taylor’s constitutional exemption (Carter v. Canada) for an assisted death is that her death would be officially documented as by “natural” cause. This would negate any legal duty to report her death to the coroner or police and therefore no forensic autopsy. While this may seem a less than honest way to classify cause of death, BC’s Supreme Court has given Gloria Taylor the opportunity for dignified death and protected her from the indignity of a mutilating forensic autopsy.