Who has the right to vote and how many of us will exercise that right?
Articles written by: Joyce Blond Frank
Now is the time to reassess and revise wills, mandates, powers of attorney, medical care directives, and any other instructions we want heeded.
There are those among us with chronic illnesses, special health needs, reduced functionality, dependence and lack of autonomy.
A mandate is a contract by which a person, the mandator, gives power to another person, the mandatary, to represent him. This contract is called a power of attorney.
Until recently, it was a crime in Canada to assist others in ending their lives. Those grievously and irremediably ill and in pain could not seek a physician’s assistance in dying. A person facing this prospect had two options: take his own life prematurely, often by violent or dangerous means, or suffer until death occurred from natural causes.
As the year nears its end, I am in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions and I have been thinking of a few I would like to share.
It has been scientifically shown that many animals are cognitively and emotionally advanced, self-aware, experience pleasure and pain, and can remember and choose.
A person who is hurt by the wrongful conduct of someone else and suffers physical, emotional or financial harm may want to sue for damages.