Hanne Schafer died with a physician's help in February.
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"Parliament faces a difficult task in addressing this issue."
"If colleagues ultimately decide to defeat this legislation, they also need to understand the legislative and legal consequences of having a complete vacuum..."
"I don't want people who are suffering to go to court."
Anthony Housefather is chair of the House of Commons justice committee, soon to start studying the Liberal government's polarizing assisted suicide bill.
The provinces hold a lot of power.
The proposed law will not be as permissive as recommended by a special joint parliamentary committee.
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.
It's one of the most contentious issues sparked by Canada's upcoming right-to-die legislation.
They said it's also led some physicians to consider leaving their practices.
A leaked memo reveals physician-assisted death is "not permitted" at a Catholic-based health provider in Vancouver, putting into question how it will ...
People suffering from mental-health challenges need support and resources even if they have given up on themselves, she said.
Conservatives, New Democrats will vote as they see fit.
"Killing is not medicine."
People suffering with illnesses that are terminal or cause intolerable suffering are at risk of being encouraged to seek an assisted death, a special ...
The Trudeau government appears to be in no hurry to grapple with the explosive issue of doctor-assisted dying.
The law took effect as planned on Dec. 10.
"We have the deadline we have."
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government wants a special parliamentary committee to consult broadly on medically assisted dying and report back with recommen...
The federal government is preparing its own legislation on the issue.
The federal Liberals have not yet said that they need more time to address the court's ruling, but Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has publicly indicated that is a possibility.
Last February, the top court recognized the right of clearly consenting adults to end their lives with a physician's help.
"The role of (medical) institutions is to offer the service. And it will be offered."
TORONTO — The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use...
Steven Fletcher is releasing a new book in the midst of the campaign chronicling his struggle.
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