A very important debate is going to take place in the Kawartha Lakes as Jamie Schmale is launching a referendum on Bill C14, the assisted dying act.
Each household in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes, Brock should expect to receive a copy in the mail of the referendum publication in the coming weeks. The results will be made public before the vote is held in the House of Commons.
There are so many things that could go wrong with Euthenasia if this bill does become law, including medical records being confused. This does happen a lot more than most people would like to admit. Innocent people could be accidentally euthanized in this case if there is confusion.
Human error is always a factor and human error now has the possibility of causing death. This could lead to numerous lawsuits against medical organizations that improperly filed their paperwork or just mislabeled a patient.
There is also the factor of young people living with mental health being able to take the easy way out rather than getting the true help that they need to cope with the world around them, never knowing the possibility of becoming a productive citizen in our society. Someone who is depressed could have a greater power to end their life legally.
Now, more than ever, people must ask themselves where they stand on this deep and complex issue, what they want for the future and must get involved in the debate to ensure that their voice is heard.
Referendums have the power to make the government listen to you. This is your chance to make a difference on an issue of grave importance in our entire society, the issue is one of life and death.
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