By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Great news: More than 75% of the members of the Delta Hospice Society voted to elect a new board that oppose euthanasia (MAiD) and also supported a revised constitution and bylaws to ensure that Delta Hospice Society provides palliative care that affirms life to its natural end. Many supporters of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition are also members of the Delta Hospice Society.
In February 2021, the British Columbia Ministry of Health defunded the Delta Hospice Society (DHS) and expropriated its 10 bed hospice building because the DHS refused to participate in euthanasia.
On Saturday, March 26, an online meeting was held for the Delta Hospice Society members to vote on a new board of directors and a revised constitution. However, the March 26 meeting was not finished and was completed last weekend.
There were issues with the online platform but everyone who joined the meeting was able to vote online or by phone.
I was elected to the DHS Board of Directors. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition supports the direction and goals of the Delta Hospice Society.
The Delta Hospice Society will soon initiate its plans to create an independent hospice that is privately funded and does not provide euthanasia (MAiD). The DHS is committed to creating safe places for people to die.
Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.