Announcement of a Press Conference – The Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice: A Belgian doctor condemns euthanasia in his country and the deadly risks for Quebecers
Date: October 10, 2013
Location : Édifice André-Laurendeau
1050, rue des Parlementaires
Québec QC: On the last day of public hearings on “end of life care ” Dr. Georges Casteur , a Belgian family physician and former director of IMBO (a neurological rehabilitation center at Ostend from 1976 to 2012 ) will present 10 years of euthanasia and the slippery slope of this practice in his country.
Also present will be a Quebec couple Jacques Roy and his wife Diane Bergevin , who has struggled with two life threatening tumors-one behind the left eye and the other in the lung that are under treatment since 2011. Despite a serious illness, the couple is optimistic about the future. Mr. Roy will discuss the dangers of physicians giving a poor prognosis and “external pressures “that may endanger the health and survival of patients.
Dr. Paul Saba, a family physician and co- president of the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice will discuss the inherent dangers to patients and the loss of individual autonomy if Bill 52(euthanasia) is passed.