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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.
Alors que les pro - et opposants plaident dans les débats nationaux et dans les médias nationaux, tension sur Bill 52 de Québec sur l'euthanasie s'élève que la législation a été adoptée en principe avec un vote de 84-26 à l'Assemblée nationale mardi et va maintenant se prononcer à son stade final où les partis de gouvernement et l'opposition PQ peuvent proposer des amendements avant de soumettre le projet de loi au vote final.
While pro- and opponents speak out in national debates and in the national media, tension on the Quebec Bill 52 on euthanasia rises as the legislation was passed in principle with an 84-26 vote in the national assembly Tuesday and will now proceed to its final stage where the PQ government and opposition parties can propose amendments before submitting the bill to a final vote.
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.
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
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.