Ed Borchardt

My name is Ed Borchardt and I live in Lockport, Manitoba. My working background was in telecommunications and operational management, and I’m currently retired. I believe having the current medical assistance in dying (MAID) option for people facing their end-of-life decision-making is only a good fundamental starting point. Recognizing my firsthand MAID witness experience obtained over the past year with my wife and mother, plus previous experience with my father prior to a MAID option being available, I believe the next logical step to enhancing MAID legislation is to establish an advance request opportunity, dispose of death not reasonably foreseeable barriers, and enable effective non-medical resource referrals, so I am volunteering with Dying With Dignity Canada's FPWC to help enable these advancements for MAID.