LETHBRIDGE - The Executive Director of Dying With Dignity Canada was the guest speaker at
a SACPA session on Thursday, addressing the topic of the right to
Wanda Morris believes it's actually not as controversial as you
might think. She says 80 percent of Canadians and 85 percent of Albertans
support the right of an individual who's terminally ill and suffering terribly
to have assistance to die.
Despite the strong support, it's not legal in
Canada yet, but steps are being taken. Morris says there's a constitutional
court challenge in BC that may be going to the Supreme Court of Canada and
Quebec is working to bring in provincial legislation.
She feels it's really critical to have discussions like this because this is
such an issue of public importance. She adds "we are all going to die, hopefully
we can die as gently and peacefully as possible and one part of that is being
able to have assistance to die if we are facing the prospect of unbearable
suffering at end of life."
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4/19/2014 2:09:30 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Photo: Executive Director of Dying With Dignity Wanda Morris before her presentation at SACPA