Feb 24, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Why Should I Care about the Right to Die?
In Switzerland, Dignitas has provided assisted suicide care to those who suffer from chronic or terminal illness. Luxembourg and the Netherlands also have assisted suicide legislation in place. This is not the case in Canada. During Toronto’s SARS outbreak in 2003, many Canadians came to know Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease specialist and the medical community’s spokesman during the crisis. After he passed away last September from brain cancer, his family released his posthumous plea for the right to choose when he would die. His wish was for those who suffer to be able to have control over their life and to choose to die with dignity.
On Monday, February 24th, Dr. Gary Rodin from the University Health Network and Dr. Kerry Bowman from the University of Toronto will join us to debate whether Canadians would benefit from legalizing assisted suicide. Is it right to spare Canadians who suffer or should we put more resources into palliative care? These questions are significant as baby boomers age and national health care costs continue to rise.
Join us on Monday, February 24th, at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave), ask your questions and share your thoughts about Dying with Dignity. If you just want to sit, listen, and have a drink, that’s fine too. As always, the event is free. Please note this event will be filmed.
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Doors open 7:00, discussion starts at 7:30.