Assisted Dying 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.

Supreme Court's Findings On Assisted Dying Are Outdated, Feds Argue

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The government's argument is in response to a court challenge launched by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Julia Lamb.

Liberals Hire Expert Who Criticized Top Court On Assisted Dying

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Academic argued the Supreme Court over-stepped its bounds.

How Indigenous MPs Shaped The Assisted Dying Debate

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Indigenous MPs and senators played a central role in securing passage of the new law.

Critics Challenge Assisted-Dying Law Just Days After It Passed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Critics of Bill C-14 oppose its requirements that a doctor's help can only be given if death is reasonably foreseeable and the patient is in an advanced state of irreversible decline.

Provinces Should Test Constitutionality Of Assisted Dying Law: Senator

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Serge Joyal wants to urge one of the provinces to initiate a court reference to its court of appeal.

Prison Watchdog Wonders If Inmates Will Get Access To Assisted Dying

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Inmates tend to have more health problems and shorter life spans compared to the general public.

Senate Passes Assisted Dying Bill With 1 Major Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics

It essentially guts the premise at the bill's core.

Senators Won't Allow People To Choose Assisted Death In Advance

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Senators rejected an amendment that would have added the right to make advance directives to the federal government's proposed new law on assisted dying.

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.

Grits Went 'Terribly Wrong' With Assisted Dying Bill: Advocates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"They have not listened to Canadian voices, to their own joint committee and even their own members of Parliament who have serious concerns about this bill."

Althia Raj

Senators Try To Prove Their Worth In Assisted Dying Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics

“We were not appointed to govern."

Senators Rip Apart 'Indefensible' Assisted Dying Bill

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Jane Philpott repeatedly went into what she called "plead mode," urging senators to meet the deadline.

We Must Choose To Recognize The Dignity Of Life

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Cardinal Gérald Lacroix

The life you have received, the breath that sustains you, the personality that characterizes you are imprinted with beauty, nobility and greatness. The love you have received, the love you have given are always present and make you -- like all of us -- people that are vested with great dignity in all circumstances.

PM Doesn't Need To Pass Assisted Dying Bill By June 6: Rae, Martin

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Politics

June 6 is the date on which the ban on medical assistance in dying will be formally lifted in Canada.

Majority Of Albertans Support Doctor-Assisted Death: Surveys

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Alberta

The province will be required to provide doctor-assisted dying as of June 6.

Liberal Brass Shut Down Grassroots Assisted Dying Challenge

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

"It is a very difficult subject on both sides for many of us."

What Got Elbowed Out Of The News This Week

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2017 | Canada Politics

These developments will touch the lives of Canadians long after the elbow situation dies down.

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.

Liberal MP Who Co-Chaired Assisted Dying Committee Won't Support Bill

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Politics

Toronto MP Rob Oliphant predicted the bill will easily pass the House of Commons with no substantive amendments.

Majority Of Proposed Changes To Assisted Dying Bill Rejected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Politics

A Liberal-dominated committee rejected several amendments proposed by the NDP and Tories.

Ambrose Will Vote Against Assisted Dying Bill As Written

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Politics

Tories will be allowed to vote their conscience.

'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 Can't 'Cut And Paste' Assisted Dying Ruling: Wilson-Raybould

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Politics

"Parliament faces a difficult task in addressing this issue."

Liberal Backbenchers Unhappy With Assisted Dying Law

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics

"I don't want people who are suffering to go to court."