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An Interview with Gregor Wolbring

(October 14, 1998 — In this interview, Dr. Wolbring analyzes the social context that has given rise to cases like Latimer and suggests a message that can be promoted to the media to counteract current stereotypes about disability.)

What are the dynamics that people need to point out when doing public education on the Latimer Case?

Our Voice Will Be Heard - Intervenor Status Granted in Latimer Case

APPEAL DATE IS 19 OCTOBER 1998

(8 October 1998) — The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal granted joint intervenor status to the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Saskatchewan Voice of Persons with Disabilities, People First Canada, Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the DisAbled Women's Network Canada (DAWN Canada), and People in Equal Participation (PEP) in the Latimer case. The Court is allowing the intervenors 20 minutes of oral argument. Mr. Bob Richards of the firm McPherson, Leslie and Tyerman will act as legal counsel.

Latimer Case Factum 1997

C. A. No. 7413/7416

THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR SASKATCHEWAN

Coalition of People with Disabilities Seek Intervenor Status in Latimer Appeal

(4 June 1998) — On 19 May 1998, six major organizations of Canadians with disabilities and their families approached the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal today to seek intervenor status in the appeal of Robert Latimer's second degree murder conviction and the sentence imposed. The organizations are: Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), DisAbled Women's Network Canada (DAWN Canada), People for Equal Participation (PEP), People First of Canada, and Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities (Sask. Voice).

Coalition Of Disabled Canadians Seek Intervenor Status in Latimer Appeal

For Immediate Release

May 19, 1998

Six major organizations of Canadians with disabilities and their families approached the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal today to seek intervenor status in the appeal of Robert Latimer's second degree murder conviction and the sentence imposed. The organizations are:

M.P.s Take a Stand for Fundamental Human Rights

(15 April 1998) By voting down M.P. Svend Robinson's motion on euthanasia on 24 March 1998, Parliament upheld Canada's protection of vulnerable citizens. Motion 123 read, "That a Special Committee be appointed ...to review the provisions of the Criminal Code dealing with euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and that the Committee be instructed to prepare and bring in a bill..."

New Developments Regarding Do Not Resuscitate Orders in Manitoba

(12 February 1998) — "Do Not Resuscitate Orders" raise many concerns for persons with disabilities in medical settings. When a "Do Not Resuscitate Order" (DNR) is placed on a person's medical chart, it means that medical personnel will not intervene in times of medical crisis to save the person's life. As with many other issues, the key factor here is who decides when a DNR order is appropriate. If the individual, or their designate, has made this choice, then a DNR is appropriate.

Presenting the Disability Perspective

(5 February 1998) — On 13 January 1998, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Saskatchewan Voice of Persons with Disabilities, People First Canada, Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the DisAbled Women's Network Canada (DAWN Canada), and People in Equal Participation (PEP) agreed to apply jointly for leave to intervene in the Latimer case. Both the Crown and Latimer have informed the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that they wish to appeal. CCD, Saskatchewan Voice and PEP intervened in Latimer's first appearance before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

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