Should medically assisted dying be legal? Discuss

Wanda Morris, Dying With Dignity Canada CEO, will give a presentation and lead the discussion in Kelowna on Nov. 1

Join the discussion at the downtown Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Wanda Morris, Dying With Dignity Canada CEO, will give a presentation and lead the discussion about the hottest topic today: The legalization of medically assisted dying.

Twenty-one years ago Sue Rodriguez asked the Supreme Court of Canada: “Who owns my life?” The Supreme Court ruled against her in a 5-4 split decision.

But the issue hasn’t gone away. In 2011, Westbank resident Gloria Taylor took up the torch, asking once again for the courts to recognize the right to die with dignity.

Recent developments are heating up the discussion like never before.

Come out on November 1 to learn more about:

•             The Supreme Court of Canada case

•             Quebec’s efforts to go it alone (Bill 52)

•             A quadraplegic MP’s work to bring this issue into Parliament with two private members’ bills.

More and more Canadians are discussing the question: Should terminally ill Canadians who are suffering unbearably be able to choose medical help to die when they are at the end-of-life?

Get informed and make up your own mind.

The downtown Kelowna Branch of the ORL is located at 1380 Ellis St. For more information about this and other programs at the library please visit www.orl.bc.ca.