By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

QUEBEC, August 12, 2010 ( – Vivre dans la Dignité (Living with Dignity), a new grassroots group network formed to urge Quebecers to stop euthanasia and assisted suicide from being smuggled into the public health care system under the guise of medical treatment, has announced that their English language website is now online.

The group officially launched its campaign in June, 2010, and has already garnered strong support for their manifesto telling the provincial government it must direct its efforts and resources to offering Quebecers the best possible end of life care, including ready access to palliative care, rather than encouraging euthanasia and assisted suicide just to save money.

“Euthanasia and assisted suicide are killing, plain and simple. We cannot allow killing to be confused with health care in Quebec,” said Linda Couture, director of Living with Dignity.

Couture said that Quebecers from every region of the province have shown their commitment to preventing euthanasia by supporting the Living with Dignity campaign.

“More than 700 people pledged (in 5 weeks) their support by mailing in signed copies of the group's Manifesto for a dignified and natural end-of-life and promotion of quality health care in Quebec,” Couture said in an email announcing the launch of the English language website.

“It spells out the need for action against euthanasia, assisted suicide and extraordinary medical intervention. I predict the number of supporters will soon be over the 1000 threshold with the launch of the English version of Living with Dignity's website, which complements the existing French site.”

“I urge Quebecers go on line to e-sign Living with Dignity's manifesto on the French website or on the new English site. People from outside Quebec are also welcome to support our initiative by signing too.”

Linda concluded her email by stating, “Our rapid growth shows how strong the grassroots opposition is to medicalized killing in Quebec.”

Alex Schadenberg, director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, added his voice to encourage people to oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

“Linda and her team have done fabulous work to organize such a strong response to the Quebec government,” Schadenberg said.

“You can support them by signing the manifesto and by circulating this information to your other contacts, especially your contacts in Quebec.”

Contact info for Living with Dignity (Vivre dans la Dignité):

English website:
French website:
Online manifesto: