Hon. Allan Blakeney & Rev. Canon Eric Beresford
The development of public policy on the most contentious legal, medical and ethical issues around the end of life gives rise to tensions between reason, or rationalism, and religious faith. How does, and how should, our society address issues where reason and faith collide? Hon. Alan Blakeney, former Premier of Saskatchewan, a father of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a Nova Scotia Rhodes Scholar will discuss the making of public policy in such contexts with the Rev. Canon Eric Beresford, President of the Atlantic School of Theology, who, as a former staff Consultant for Ethics and Interfaith Relations to the Anglican Church of Canada, helped write the document "Care in Dying: A Consideration of the Practices of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide".