Write to your MP supporting the Vulnerable Persons Standard and asking that its terms be incorporated in the law regulating assisted suicide/euthanasia. Read more.
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Hon. Carla Qualtrough, MP, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and James Hicks, CCD National Coordinator, at the 2015 December 3rd celebration, hosted by the Minister and CCD helped coordinate.
November 22, 2011
We have produced this booklet both to celebrate our success and to help others understand the contribution of the disability rights movement in Canada.
Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon, far left, observes as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second from left, meets members of the Canadian delegation, including CCD's Steve Estey. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 18, 2016
The Liberal government campaigned on electoral reform, promising “that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system” and that they “will make every vote count.” The disability community, like many other groups, is anxious to learn what the new government will propose and the process it will introduce. Moreover, it is seeking allies in support of expanding the discussion of voting reform to include needed improvements in accessibility to Canada’s electoral system. Read more.
April 15, 2016
“In the Carter decision, the Supreme Court of Canada gave the Government of Canada two assignments (1) develop a regime to provide dying people access to assisted suicide and (2) protect vulnerable Canadians who at a time of weakness may be influenced to accept medical aid in dying. Unfortunately, C-14 has some serious gaps when it comes to protecting the vulnerable,” states Rhonda Wiebe, a Co-Chair of CCD’s Ending of Life Ethics Committee. “Canada must do enough to protect people like me and other Canadians with disabilities who can be made vulnerable by both our health conditions and our social and economic circumstances”. Read more.