[community] Request from Catherine Frazee regarding assisted dying legislation

Treviranus, Jutta jtreviranus at ocadu.ca
Wed Jun 15 20:29:01 UTC 2016

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Share Your Voice: Community Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C-14
Thursday, June 16th
Be strong. Be safe. Be heard.  Canadians with disabilities are calling upon lawmakers to limit medically assisted death to persons at the end of life, who are free from inducement and fully informed of all medical and social interventions that could ease their suffering.
On Thursday June 16th, join a Community Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C-14 hosted by the National Disability Rights Community. We will let Parliamentarians know what is at stake for disabled Canadians and their families.
This event continues a national conversation, launched by the National Disability Rights Community<http://cacl.ca/news-stories/blog/press-release-call-parliamentarians-national-disability-rights-community-pass-bill>. We are Canadians with disabilities, their families and supporters working to ensure that Bill C-14 protects vulnerable Canadians.
Bill C-14 will soon become law. This is our chance to share our messages with Parliamentarians. Be heard on why our lives are worth living and why the law must protect people from being pressured to use the system to die.
We need your voice. Stand with us in Ottawa and across Canada this Thursday.

WHAT: Share your story at the Community Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C-14. Tell parliamentarians:

•       Why medically assisted death threatens us ● What it means to live with dignity

•       Why we must limit medically assisted death to those who are dying

•       That our lives—as they are, in all their human-ness, frailty, beauty and needs—are worth living, and must be valued as any other life

WHEN: Thursday, June 16th, 11:30 am until 1:00 pm





PARTICIPATE IN PERSON AT: Rideau Room, Sheraton Ottawa Hotel - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa.  If you are joining in person in Ottawa, please RSVP at info at vps-npv.ca<mailto:info at vps-npv.ca>.  Simultaneous interpretation, ASL, LSQ, English captioning.


Welcome:  James Hicks, National Coordinator, Council of Canadians with Disabilities
Moderator: Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Association for Community Living

•       Catherine Frazee, Professor Emeritus Ryerson University School of Disability Studies

•       Ellen Cohen, National Coordinator, National Network for Mental Health

•       Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director, DAWN-RAFH Canada

•       Wendall Nicholas, Chair, Wabanaki Council on Disability

•       Keenan Wellar, Co-Founder, LiveWorkPlay Ottawa

•       Jennifer Johannesen, ethicist, parent and patient advocate

•       Amy Hasbrouk, Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet

•       Dr. Harvey Chochinov, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care[X]



On Jun 15, 2016, at 4:22 PM, Cappon, Cathy <ccappon at ocadu.ca<mailto:ccappon at ocadu.ca>> wrote:

Hello Jutta,

Please provide the live stream link for us to participate.

Cathy Cappon

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Subject: [community] FWD: Request from Catherine Frazee regarding assisted dying legislation

Below is a time sensitive request from Catherine Frazee.


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From: Catherine Frazee <frazee at web.net<mailto:frazee at web.net><mailto:frazee at web.net>>
Subject: Urgent request
Date: June 15, 2016 at 4:04:01 PM EDT

Hello friends,

A quick request with a very quick turnaround. We are organizing a national disability event in Ottawa  for tomorrow. This came together very, very quickly as a result of an understanding that government representatives would be listening very carefully. Our objective is simple – make it clear that there is a significant disability constituency that wants to proceed carefully with regard to assisted dying legislation . Basically, a show of support for safeguards, and Bill C 14 should not be weakened. We need to get as many people in the room as possible, but also to have people watching the live stream and emailing questions and comments. Could you possibly distribute this information as widely as possible, and with some enthusiastic encouragement for people to make time to participate?

Forever grateful


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