Linda McIntosh & Steven Fletcher -- Book LaunchThursday Sep 10 2015 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Launch of Master of My Fate (Heartland Associates).
Are Canadians masters of their own fate?
Though completely paralyzed from the neck down, Steven Fletcher has been a Member of Parliament for more than a decade. He is not only a role model for catastrophically injured people everywhere but an inspiration for people of all abilities. Now, by introducing two nationally significant bills into Parliament, he has challenged Canadians with a series of questions about dying with dignity. Who owns our lives? By what right do we force people to suffer intolerably as a result of grievous, irredeemable medical conditions, when all they want is to end the torment? When will Canadians truly be masters of their own fate?
The author of What Do You Do If You Donít Die, on Steven Fletcherís long battle back from his devastating collision with a moose, writer and artist Linda McIntosh follows with Master of My Fate, which tackles a fundamental question of our time: should Canada adopt physician-assisted death? While focussing on the issue from one manís perspective, this book also outlines the surrounding debate with contributions from both professionals and a broad cross-section of Canadians. McIntosh, a former Manitoba cabinet minister, and her husband Don live in Ignace, Ontario, on the shores of beautiful Lake Agimak.