Assisted Death Canada

Althia Raj

Tory MP Thinks Bill Will Help Suffering Canadians Choose To Live

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The Quebec government is not on board.

About 200 Canadians Provided Assisted Deaths Under New Law

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics

But there's little insight into exactly who is seeking help.

Alberta Bishops Refuse Funerals In Some Assisted Death Cases

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

Guidelines say families should be supported, but those who want to celebrate the assisted deaths of their loved ones can't do it at a church funeral.

B.C. Author Of 'Shoeless Joe' Has Doctor-Assisted Death

CP | Laura Kane and Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

He was 81.

More Than 30 Canadians Asked For Assisted Death Since January

CBC | CBC News | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Politics

At least 31 Canadians have reached out to their doctor asking for help to die since mid-January. But the number may actually be significantly highe...

No One Deserves To Die The Way My Mother Did

Rachel Ricketts | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Rachel Ricketts

Though assisted death is now officially legal in our fair country, we have yet to formalize a national framework and the debate over the specifics of the regulations seem to omit the most critical voice -- that of the individuals and families who have and continue to be subject to archaic mindsets that deny certain patients the right to end their own life, and control their own destiny. It is imperative we hear these voices -- and so here is mine.

Senate Amends Key Part Of Assisted Dying Bill

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The Senate and the House may be at a deadlock.

Alberta Won't Prosecute Doctor-Assisted Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

The directive was drafted because Parliament did not replace legislation.

Minister's Warnings About Assisted Dying Don't Tell The Whole Story

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal justice minister hasn't told the full story.

Feds' Rationale On Assisted Dying Shot Down By Alberta Court

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics

Judges say Liberals aren't complying with the top court's ruling.

Althia Raj

Liberal Whip Says He Has 'Very Good Sense' Of Divisive Bill's Fate

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Andrew Leslie says he's held about 1,000 sit-downs with MPs in the past six months, many related to bill C-14.

'She Wanted Her Story Told,' Man Says After Wife's Assisted Death

CP | Gwen Dambrofsky, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

Hanne Schafer died with a physician's help in February.

Feds Urged To Test Assisted Death Law To Spare Sick The Court Battle

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Politics

The government is being urged to pre-emptively ask the Supreme Court whether its new law on medically assisted dying complies with the charter of rights.

In Lieu Of Flowers, Woman's Obituary Calls For The Right To Die

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics

Her family wants people to show support for broadly defined right-to-die legislation.

Should People With Mental Illness Have Access To Assisted Suicide?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2016 | Canada Living

It's one of the most contentious issues sparked by Canada's upcoming right-to-die legislation.

Anti-Abortion MP Among 11 Named To Assisted Suicide Panel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics

The committee will include six Liberals, 3 Tories, and 2 New Democrats.

Canada Has Perfect Chance To Fix End-Of-Life Care System: Advocates

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada

With Canada forced to confront the challenges of an aging population and the Supreme Court establishing a deadline, the Canadian Medical Association is also pushing to make sure palliative care reform becomes a political priority.

Feds Defend Extension Request For Assisted-Death Policy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court gave the federal government a year to come up with a new law last February.

Disband Harper Government's Assisted-Death Panel, Group Urges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Last February, the top court recognized the right of clearly consenting adults to end their lives with a physician's help.

Doctors Must Follow Assisted Death Rules, Regardless Of Opinion: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Politics

"The role of (medical) institutions is to offer the service. And it will be offered."

Quebec Doctors To Get Guidelines For Euthanasia

The Canadian Press | Sheryl Ubelacker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living

TORONTO — The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use...

Canadian Doctors Should Be Trained In Assisted Death: Medical Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Living

"We want to make sure people are trained and have the competencies to do this."

Tories Flip Stance On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Deadline

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Confusion reigned Tuesday as the Harper government struggled to offer a coherent response to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down...

Doctors Respond To Questions About Physician-Assisted Death

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - In the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada's historic ruling that struck down the ban on physician-assisted death, health professionals are ...

Time For A Mature Conversation On Assisted Dying: N.S. Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Canadians need to have a mature conversation about assisted dying following last week's decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, Nova Scotia...