From the set of CSI. No, from the pages of the Ottawa Citizen:
Two local families have asked the Superior Court of Justice to order DNA testing of a celebrated Ottawa fertility specialist to determine whether his sperm was used to create their children.
Dr. Norman Barwin and the clinic he founded, the Broadview Fertility Clinic, have been named in two unusual lawsuits.
The suits contend that Barwin inseminated two women with the wrong sperm samples. …Barwin, the former president of Planned Parenthood Canada, was named to the Order of Canada in 1997 for his contributions to women’s reproductive health. Last year, he received an honourary degree from Carleton University alongside former governor general Adrienne Clarkson. …
Barwin once admitted in a Citizen interview that his “worst nightmare” involved inseminating a patient with the wrong sperm.
That 2001 profile of the doctor revealed that he had failed to pass the exams required to become a certified gynecologist in Canada, despite holding a PhD in women’s medicine from Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. Barwin said he never took the time to study for the exams.
He’s innocent until proven guilty, of course. But I’m starting to think it really doesn’t take much to get into the Order of Canada.by