Are you interested in learning more about the state of Canadians’ end-of-life rights nearly three years after the passage of the federal assisted dying law?
Then please watch this recording of the State of the Movement address at Dying With Dignity Canada’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, which took place in Vancouver on Sunday, May 26. This presentation featured remarks from DWDC Board Chair James Cowan, and a detailed review of the past year from CEO Shanaaz Gokool.
We were thrilled to be joined by our 2019 keynote speaker, University of Toronto bioethicist Dr. Jennifer L. Gibson, who chaired the Council of Canadian Academies’ panel on advance requests for medical assistance in dying. This panel of researchers was one of three commissioned by the federal government to explore the future of end-of-life choice for groups that have been discriminated against under the federal assisted dying law.
We were also pleased to be joined by two leaders in DWDC’s Vancouver Chapter. Dr. Sue Hughson and Alex Muir reflected on their on-the-ground experiences coordinating the chapter’s independent-witnessing program. This program enlists and trains volunteers who can witness a person’s request for assisted dying, helping them jump through an administrative hoop imposed by the law.
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Thank you for watching!