CTV News Channel interview with Nicolas Steenhout

Yesterday the general director of Living with Dignity, Nicolas Steenhout, gave an interview to CTV News Channel on the subject of Bill 52.

You can see the interview in its entirety (in English) on the CTV News Channel site.

Here are the main questions and answers :

Q: What exactly is the big deal?

A: It's impossible to set guidelines for a law like this, despite what minister Hivon says. They just have to examine what is happening in Belgium. Bill 52 was closely modeled on Belgian law. There are ...

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The National Assembly must be on guard. Bill 52 represents an enormous risk for Quebec.

Montreal, October 29th 2013 – In adopting today the main rudiments of Bill 52 (Law concerning end-of-life care), the National Assembly has committed Quebec down a very perilous path. The network comprising of Living with Dignity and the Collective of Doctors for the Medical Refusal of Euthanasia are extremely disappointed with the results of the vote. The MNAs ignored the warnings they received during the parliamentary commission especially those coming from specialists in palliative care.

We are urging all MNAs ...

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The Carter decision will have a direct impact on the future and security of all Quebecers

A question of life and death. The Carter decision will have a direct impact on the future and security of all Quebecers.

Quebec , October 10th 2013 – The British Columbia Appeals court has rendered today its verdict on the case Carter v. Canada (Attorney general), 2013 BCCA 435 regarding assisted suicide and overturned its initial decision by a majority vote, chief judge Finch dissenting.

The majority (comprised of judges Saunders and Newbury) noted that the cases' judge was bound by ...

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Desensitization to euthanasia after ten years

La Libre survey demonstrates that 70% of Belgians accept the idea of euthanasia for children and people with dementia. Ten years after the legalization of euthanasia in their country, the people seem to have become comfortable with the idea. Is this what will happen in Quebec if Bill 52 is adopted?

The members of the parliamentary commission on Bill 52, particularly Véronique Hivon, MNA for Joliette and Minister of Social Services and Youth protection, assures us that the bill will not apply to children or people with dementia. But however, as ...

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