From CMDS Canada,
Place: St. Benedict’s Parish 45 Radcliffe Dr. Halifax, NS B3M 0E1
Date and time: 5:30 PM, Saturday, November 30th
Current Canadian Initiatives to Legalize Physician Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia (PAS/E) Implications for the Practice of Medicine in Canada
Two recent legal initiatives have reignited the euthanasia debate in Canada.
In Carter vs. Canada (Attorney General) 2012, a B.C. Supreme Court judge raised significant legal, medical and ethical issues by ruling in favour of legalizing PAS/E. Even though this decision was overturned by the BC Court of Appeal, the case will be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada. In June of this year, the Parti Quebecois government in Quebec introduced Bill 52 – an Act respecting end of life care that tries to legalize “medical aid in dying”. Regardless of the outcome, these two initiatives have set off another round of public discussion on the question: Is it ever justified to take a human life?
All are welcome to participate.
Facilitator: Larry Worthen, BA, MA(Th), LLB
Executive Director, Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada