Here is the link to Farewell Foundation’s written submission as intervener in the Carter case. Memorandum_of_Argument_December_3_2011_Farewell_Foundation_Intervener
On Wednesday December 7th the Farewell Foundation will give its oral argument. Jason Gratl, our counsel, will present the Foundation’s argument, along with the two other interveners that support the Carter plaintiffs (Canadian Unitarian Council and the Ad Hoc Coalition of People with Disabilities who are Supportive of Physician-Assisted Dying).
The arguments of the interveners will be heard in Courtroom 44, at 10:00 a.m., 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, December 7, 2011.
The Farewell Foundation believes procedures used by DIGNITAS and EXIT offer the least restrictive access to self-chosen death, with optimal accountability to public authorities,
including prosecutors, police, and coroners.
Farewell Foundation is asking the Court to adopt a definition of physician-assistance that recognizes the role of doctors in assessment of medical diagnosis and decisional capacity, but does not require that only doctors provide assistance at the end of life. In Switzerland, non-medical persons provide assistance people who request self-chosen death and we believe a similar approach would work very well in Canada.