The chorus for compassion is growing louder. That’s why we at DWD Canada are delighted to unveil the Voice Your Choice Campaign.
A platform for our advocacy efforts moving forward, it’s designed to channel our collective passion into lasting change. As its name suggests, Voice Your Choice will centre on opportunities for you — the overwhelming majority of Canadians who support the right to physician assisted dying — to speak out.
Here’s how you can Voice Your Choice in the weeks and months ahead:
Voice Your Choice... to the new federal government. Posing the tough questions. Meeting with government ministers and local MPs one-on-one. Flooding their e-mail inboxes so they know where you stand. We will not rest until our federal politicians clearly state their plans to legislate a response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Carter v. Canada.
Voice Your Choice... to the provinces. After months of inaction, it’s time for provincial players to cough up answers on how they will ensure safe, fair and timely access to assisted dying for patients facing unendurable suffering. After all, healthcare is largely the responsibility of the provinces. Let’s make sure they’re doing their job.
Voice Your Choice... for the right to advance consent for assisted dying. 8 in 10 Canadians agree: patient with dementia deserve the right to request an assisted death ahead of time and have their wishes carried out when they are not longer competent.
Join the movement to end unwanted, unnecessary suffering at end of life — sign up for updates on how to Voice Your Choice for the right to die with dignity.