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The founder of Right to Die Society of Canada, John Hofsess, died on Monday. John died on February 29, 2016, as planned, in Basel, Switzerland. At age 78, he had been diagnosed with two terminal illnesses and an unstable heart. Prior to his death, John wrote
Pourqoi Docteur (a Canadian blog) wrote: EXIT Deutsche Schweiz accompanied 782 patients last year, which is 30% more than in 2014. In French-speaking Switzerland, the trend seems identical.
Summary: The German Exit Switzerland association released its figures for the year 2015: requests for assisted suicide 'exploded': 782 'cases' in 2015, which is 30% more than in 2014. Exit Suisse Romande will publish its figures later in April, but already it appears "the tendency seems identical".
The Final Program is on line now, visit the special conference website here.
The Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM) tabled its report, Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach, in the Senate today and also presented the report in the House of Commons.
Death with Dignity National Center published an update on the USA state of affairs. Read here about developments in California, Maryland, Colorado. New York, Hawaiï, Maine, Ohio and Utah.
Andrew Denton has recently released the first 6 episodes of his "Better Off Dead" podcast. He presents the arguments in a highly persuasive way, with characteristic touches of humour throughout.
South Australian VES will from now on publish a weekly Newsletter, especially for the Members of Parliament. In this Newsletter they will be informed about the different issues related to the legalisation process that is going on in the SA Parliament right now. Read it here.
South Australian VES published its November 2015 Bulletin. Read it here.
A French (only) text on the Quebec situation, with links to an article and TV broadcast, can be read on the French page on this site. Click on the French flag on this site.
Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh have rejected the appeal of severely disabled grandfather Gordon Ross, who died in January this year, to set out guidelines for anyone assisting a terminally ill friend or loved one to die.
Mr Ross, who died of pneumonia, brought a case for judicial review