Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:00 PM
The Centre for Inquiry Canada is presenting a series of debates across the country on the issue of assisted suicide. With strong arguments on both sides, this is a complex and emotionally-charged issue.
Motion: “Should assisted suicide be legalized in Canada?”
Proposition Debater: Wanda Morris, Executive Director of Dying with Dignity
Opposition Debater: Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Moderator: University of Saskatchewan Debate Society Member
This promises to be a stimulating debate about a very topical issue in Canada. Hope to see you there!
Without your support, the Centre for Inquiry cannot put on major events such as this. We encourage you to donate or become a Friend of the Centre today (more information below).
CFI thanks both Dying with Dignity and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition for helping to sponsor this event.
More about the Debaters:
Wanda Morris is the Executive Director of Dying with Dignity, a charitable organization established in 1982 to educate the public about end of life options and the importance of advance care planning; to provide information and resources to the public and lawmakers about the choice in dying movement and the reasons why appropriately regulated assisted dying should be legalized in Canada; and to provide support for individuals at the end of their lives including support at the bedside for those who wish to determine the nature and timing of their dying. Wanda has been actively involved in the 2011 “Right to Die” charter challenge brought before the supreme court of British Columbia, and is an advisor to The Right to Die Society.
Alex Schadenberg is the Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.
About the “Right to Die” Charter Challenge:
Gloria Taylor is a 63 year old woman who suffers with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Last year, she petitioned the Supreme Court of British Columbia to give her the legal right to end her life before the progressive disease makes living intolerable. A decision by the Court is expected soon.
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Welcome and Debate
Admission (at the door)
General Admission: $10
CFI Friends of the Centre and Students: $5
NEW CFI Friends of the Centre (after April 12, 2012): FREE
Note that your RSVP here does not guarantee you admission. It is first come, first served at the door.
Without your support, the Centre for Inquiry cannot put on major events such as this. We encourage you to donate or join as a Friend of the Centre. Admission for this event is free for new CFI Friends, so join today! CFI is a nationally registered educational charity and all donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt.
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Centre for Inquiry Saskatchewan
Box 31043 RPO Broadway & Taylor
Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5S8