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Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death: Can Safeguards Protect the Interests of Vulnerable Persons?

PREPARED FOR THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES BY ORVILLE R. ENDICOTT UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION "LAW FOR THE FUTURE FUND"

2003

Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death: Can Safeguards Protect the Interests of Vulnerable Persons?

Prepared for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities by Orville R. Endicott, under the sponsorship of the Canadian Bar Association A Law for the Future Fund®

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Action Alert Re: United Church Observer

(18 October 2002) — At least one component of the United Church remains supportive of clemency for Robert Latimer, as is demonstrated by a July/August 2002 article entitled "Delegates Back Latimer Clemency". This article has been included here for your information, as you may want to send a letter to the Observer's editor presenting a disability rights critique of the position presented in the article. Clare Simpson, Chairperson of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities has written to the Observer raising the MLPD's concerns.

Annual Report: 2002-2003

How fast this year has gone - and what a busy year for all involved.

We all LIVE under the same SKY! WE all LIVE under the same LAW!

(April 28, 2000) — An able-bodied person murders an able-bodied person...

MURDER

is cried from the rooftops!

An able-bodied person murders

a disabled person...

Mercy killing?

is whispered in the streets.

Murdering of Disabled Citizens

cannot be condoned!

The Tracy Fund has been set up to ensure that the Council of Canadians with Disabilities can speak out on cases where people with disabilities have been murdered. Support us by sending a donation to the Tracy Fund.

The Bell in Hadamar

by Fred Ford

[13 April 2001]

The Toll Mounts: Another Child Killed

(26 March 2001) — Chelsea Craig, a 14 year old Point Claire, Quebec high school student with disabilities has been killed and her mother is being accused of the crime. Prior to her death, Chelsea attended Lindsay Place high school. In the Montreal Gazette, Darelene Berringer, director of Giant Steps school in Westmount said, "For us, [Chelsea] was a delightful child who wanted to learn and develop and grow and was open to all kinds of new things. Our eyes light up when we think of her." (Montreal Gazette, 21 March 2001)

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