Jan Wong: assisted suicide may be controversial, but my generation wants a say in how we die

Jan Wong: assisted suicide may be controversial, but my generation wants a say in how we die

By Jan Wong | Illustration by Graham Roumieu

Slow death is one of the ­scariest phrases in the English language. At 61, I’ve already begun contemplating the many terrible ways I might die. While a quick demise can rob us of the opportunity to bid a proper farewell, I’d choose that over a debilitating, vegetative, painful and costly high-tech state of non-being. And many others among my generation feel the same way. We belong to the giant, pushy, opinionated boomer demographic, and we will inevitably impact the Canadian way of death.

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