School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Medically Assisted Dying in the Canadian Federation: For Good but for Ill?

Kathy L. Brock

Professor, School of Policy Studies, cross-appointed with the Department of Political Studies
Queen's University

Friday February 9, 2018,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

A light lunch for attendees will be available starting at 11:45 AM.  All are Welcome.


Kathy Brock, February 9, 2018 [image]

 

Kathy L. Brock

Professor, School of Policy Studies, cross-appointed with the Department of Political Studies
Queen's University

Abstract:  Medical assistance in dying is a controversial policy initiated by the Canadian government in 2016 in response to a Supreme Court of Canada decision. While the new policy conforms closely to majority public opinion, it is marred by serious flaws in implementation. This talk analyses these weaknesses and how implementation across the federation may affect its operation and legitimacy as one option in end of life care.

Biography:  Dr. Kathy L. Brock is a Professor, School of Policy Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, current Past-President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, and past National Research Chair for the Institute of Programs in Public Administration.

She has published books, academic articles and reports on nonprofit and voluntary organizations, Canadian and comparative politics and government, federalism and constitutional matters, and Aboriginal governance and issues. She is currently working on a manuscript on the operation of the Canadian federal system, and articles on the views of DMs and CAOs regarding the current state of the public service, medically assisted dying (suicide) policy, public sector ethics and Aboriginal policy and Indigenous governance. She has commenced a new study called “Riding the Trump-Trudeau Wave”.

Active in public affairs, she has served as a nonpartisan advisor to federal. provincial and territorial governments, political parties, an Aboriginal organization, nonprofit organizations and on a number of national and local boards, including her current work with the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, Research Committee of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and Board member of the Limestone Learning Foundation. She is a frequent commentator in the national and local media on Canadian public affairs.

A dedicated professor, she received the 2008 Pierre De Celles IPAC Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration and the 2009 Frank Knox Award (Queen’s University) for Teaching Excellence (Queen’s).

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