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Bill C-14: What Went Wrong?”
by Gary Bauslaugh
Saturday, September 17, 2016
1:30 - 3:00 pm
OISE, 252 Bloor St. west
Room 4-414

The Supreme Court of Canada’s historic ruling in February, 2015 declared the law prohibiting assisted death unconstitutional and provided guidelines for new legislation that would be in tune with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Then it went to the politicians to pass actual legislation.

The results, however, were tragically inadequate.

A highly flawed law was passed in June - a betrayal of the efforts of many Canadians to protect the right of grievously ill and suffering Canadians to have a dignified and peaceful death.

Gary Bauslaugh discusses how and why this happened and looks at where we go from here.

Gary Bauslaugh is the author of three books related to assisted death in Canada; his most recent (The Right to Die, April 2016) tells the stories of the courageous Canadians whose often heroic actions helped create a climate of acceptance for legalizing assisted death in Canada. He is also the author of:
"Robert Latimer, a Story of Justice and Mercy and The Secret Power of Juries."

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.