Gold’s Legal Minute*GLM*
By Allan Gold, lawyer Montreal and elder law attorney
Vol. 14, #4 – June 28, 2023
I must raise a point of order. I’m a lawyer Montreal, elder law attorney, passionate about the well-being of seniors. I have something important to add to my previous post titled, “Mental disorder – Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) for those whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness?” The renowned anthropologist, Margaret Mead was quoted as saying, “Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts, … “We are at our best when we serve others. Be civilized.” I agree wholeheartedly. If that’s so, consider if you will the following.
We all think that Canada is civilized, right? However, some Canadians might not know that there’s now a debate going on about the issue of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) for those whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness. Here’s my position – Canada is a civilized society. We must give succor to those in need. Accordingly, we MUST NOT assist sufferers of mental illness to die, but instead, WE MUST HELP BY GIVING THEM TREATMENT! If interested in the topic, please see my prior blog dated May 18th 2023 titled, I say, “No to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) for those whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness,”
Let’s get the word out!
Allan Gold, lawyer Montreal, elder law attorney
! Call to action: To every attorney in the field, I say, “Write a post/article. Let’s help seniors & their families become better informed about elder law Canada! And by the way, please send it along. I’d love to read it.”
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