This is the third time Lalonde has traded-back the date for the second hour of debate. Originally C-384 was scheduled for its second hour of debate on November 16, 2009 with the vote on November 18.
We are convinced that Lalonde is trying to delay the debate and the vote on C-384 because she knows that the bill will be defeated. By delaying the vote she is gaining time to create a national debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is still hosting a media conference on Tuesday, December 1 on Parliament Hill at 1:30 pm (Charles Lynch room 130s) and Steven Passmore, the disability advocate who was born with cerebral palsy will still be protesting C-384 and doing media interviews on December 1 at 4pm.
Remember: C-384 gives medical practitioners the right to directly and intentionally cause the death of their patients, if the patient “appears to be lucid”, and is suffering chronic physical or mental pain or is terminally ill. That means that a person who is not terminally ill but “appears to be lucid” and is living with chronic depression can be directly and intentionally killed by a medical practitioner.
We need to maintain the political pressure on every MP in Canada. We need you to send hand-written letters to your MP or to every MP.
For more information go to the following links:
Letter Writing: http://www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca/Analysis-BillC384.htm
EPC is financially strapped from our work to Stop Bill C-384. Now we need to maintain the political pressure until at least February 3, 2010. Please support us by making a donation by calling the office at: 1-877-439-3348 or through our website at: http://www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca/Donations.htm