Public Health, Public Money, Private Morals?

Medical assistance in dying, abortions, the morning after pill, voluntary sterilization, birth control, LGBT partner rights, and many other basic health choices may not be offered or simply blocked by some health organizations due to their covenants.

A covenant is a contract between an employer and employee that restricts the types of behaviours the employee can do. When covenants occur in public health care, they can have implications for the types of service offered to and received by the public.

How far can covenants go? How obliged are employees to follow the covenants? What are the rights that people may lose if they join with, or seek services from, an organization with specific covenants?

The questions concerning covenants are endless and will be discussed with two panels, each with a panel of presenters followed by panel and audience discussion:

Panel 1: Social and Moral Issues and Covenants in Health Care, 12:00pm to 1:45pm. Panelists are:

  • David Swan
  • Micheal Stigl
  • June Churchill
  • Gary Bauslaugh

Part 2: Legal Issues and Covenants in Health Care, 2:00 pm to 3:45pm. Panelists are:

  • Janet Keeping
  • Linda McKay-Panos
  • Olivier Fauldauer

This event is hosted by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre and the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association 

Registration required. To register, click here.  

January 13, 2018 at 12:00pm - 4pm
 Bennett Jones Lecture Theatre, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr SW
MFH 2370
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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