March planned in Quebec City by Rassemblement québécois contre l’euthanasie to oppose euthanasia

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

rassemblement_contre_euthanasie-logoThe Rassemblement québécois contre l’euthanasie is planning a march May 18, 2013, on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City to oppose euthanasia. The Collectif de médicins du refus médical de l’euthanasie and the organization Living with Dignity have also launched a Quebec media campaign, Tuer n’est pas un soin (“Killing is not health care”). The campaign’s video is available in English at 

https://www.youtube.com/user/vivredignite.

The name of the Collectif de médecins in English is the Physicians’ Alliance for Total Refusal of Euthanasia. It was formed earlier this year when the Quebec Select Committee of the Government of Quebec issued the Ménard Report on March 22, recommending Quebec proceeds with doctor-assisted dying. As proposed by the report, this would be considered a medical procedure under provincial health jurisdiction, and not euthanasia which falls under Canada‘s Criminal Code. Living with Dignity, incorporated in May 2010, describes itself as an “autonomous and non-religious, non-profit Quebec organization with no political affiliation” that promotes “respect for the lives and the inherent, inalienable dignity of persons made vulnerable by illness or age by assuring them compassionate support”.

More information on the May 18 march 
More information on the Collectif de médecins 
More information on Living with Dignity