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September 12, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on September 12, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Quebec Superior Court overturns parts of federal and provincial laws on medically assisted dying
A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled that parts of the federal and provincial laws on medically assisted dying are unconstitutional as they are too restrictive. Jocelyn Downie is available to provide perspective on what this ruling means and whether we can expect to see other provinces following suit. 

Dalhousie Expert: Jocelyn Downie, James S. Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law; Professor of Law; Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow; University Research Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research – QUT
Research Interests: Public policy and law, health law, health care ethics, health policy, legal ethics, end-of-life law and women's health.
Contact Information: jocelyn.downie@dal.ca and 902-494-6883

Election 2019
With the campaign period in full swing, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on what the key campaign issues will be, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us, breaking down debates and more.

Dalhousie Experts: Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca or 902-494-6605; and howard.ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.