MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mrs. Ginette Leblanc has died.
Members of the Quebec Association for the Right to Die with Dignity - AQDMD will fondly remember her and her loved ones' constant support.
Ginette Leblanc valiantly fought to obtain the right to obtain
assistance in putting an end to her suffering once she would have
deemed that it had become unbearable. But it was not to be. We
nevertheless hope that her fight to secure this right will indeed prove
beneficial to others.
Ginette Leblanc's courage has contributed to bringing closer to fruition
the expressed opinion of a majority of Quebecers that they should have
the right to obtain medical assistance in dying painlessly and with
dignity. It is for her and so many others who unfortunately share
similar health conditions that the AQDMD will relentlessly continue to
secure this right. Ginette Leblanc's fight was and is our fight.
As soon as Mrs. Leblanc filed her motion, the AQDMD worked with her as
intervener in the legal proceedings. We could not have done so without
the pro bono support of Patrick Ferland, Marie-Josée Hogue, Véronique
Roy and Mélissa McMahon-Mathieu, lawyers with the legal firm of Heenan
Blaikie. It was indeed a privilege to work with them.
SOURCE: Quebec Association for the Right to Die with Dignity (AQDMD)
For further information:
AQDMD - Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité