Meeting: February 19, 2015

DATE: THURSDAY, February 19, 2015

TIME: 6 PM NO-HOST BAR / 7 PM Dinner

PLACE: TERMINAL CITY CLUB
837 West Hastings
Vancouver

COST: $65 Members / $80 Non-Members
PAYMENT IN ADVANCE ONLY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PAYMENT AT THE DOOR FOR THIS MEETING.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTED DYING:

A MEDICAL LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

Guest Speaker – Dr. Derryck Smith, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)

Dr. Smith is the Co-Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of Dying with Dignity Canada and a Board member of DWD Canada and The World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

Dr. Smith will discuss a number of issues on “Dying with Dignity”, including:

  • Carter, et al v. Attorney General for Canada, et al – The Supreme Court of Canada will shortly hand down its decision in Carter; a case arising from the decision of Madame Justice Lynn Smith of the Supreme Court of British;
  • Bill 52 – a Bill that will shortly come into force in Quebec. Quebec will be the first jurisdiction in Canada to have a legislative framework for assistance with dying;
  • The recently released Canadian Medical Association position paper on Physician Assisted Dying.

CO-ORDINATOR – MICHAEL THOMAS

Please forward your cheque payable to “The Medical Legal Society of B.C.” before February 16, 2015 to:
Ms. Carol Gielens
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
900 – 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2M4