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Despite the worst weather including a rain and wind storm, Canada's first ever celebration of World Right to Die Day on November 2 turned into success. On that Day, jointly sponsored by Dying with Dignity and Choices in Dying Victoria, between 80-100 hardy folks braved one of the first wintry blasts to support the cause for individual choice in the manner and timing of our death.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 tabled by Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings (Labour) and Nick McKim (Greens) for debate in the Tasmanian House of Assembly (25 members) has been defeated by the narrowest of margins (13-11) in the Tasmanian Parliament.
RtVD Norway – in the scope of World Right to Die Day - for the second time announces the hand out of the Christian Sandal's Prize in Oslo on November 19, 2013. The venue again is Maori Hall in Hotel Bristol, Oslo and the event starts at 2 pm, with the Prize hand out at 4 pm. Information available through RtVD Norway.
SAVES let us know that Neil Francis madse a new video available (nr 3 - see news item on number 1 and 2) in support of the South Australian Ending Life with Dignity Bill. In this video Neil summarizes the built in safeguards of thisw bill,m underpiunned with interviews on Oregon and Dutch experiences.
Farewell Foundation reports on the 2-1 decision of the BC Court of Appeal that has overturned the ruling of the honourable Madam Justice L. Smith and determined that the criminal prohibition against assisted suicide complies with the Constitution of Canada.
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Humanes Sterben DGHS veröffentlicht ein Englisch Beschreibungsbogen anlässlich der Veröffentlichung
DWD Tasmania published a special Newsletter about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013, that was tabled in the Tasmanian House of Assembly on 26 September and is likely to be debated on 15 October.
Following a public consultation
Choices in Dying Canada is organising the first ever Canadian Rally for the WRtDD, from 2 - 3 pm on the BC Legislative Grounds in Victoria BC. See information.
ADMD France - initiator of this WRtDD in 2008 - organises again on Samedi 2 novembre 2013 : 6ème Journée mondiale pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité. Nous célébrerons la 6ème Journée mondiale pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité le samedi 2 novembre 2013. Cette année, notre rassemblement aura lieu sur la place de la République à Paris, à 18 heures. Vous êtes les bienvenus.
Margo MacDonald, Scottish MSP, wil soon introduce her Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The new Bill will first be sent for scrutiny to a special committee of the Parliament in the first week of November. This Committee will - as is usual - call for evidence. This second Bill has been adapted to better suit the critical notes that has been delivered at the first one.