Assisted Suicide Canada

Assisted Suicide Hasn't Had Proper Debate: Tory MP

CBC | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Steven Fletcher says the issue of assisted suicide, again in the spotlight following the death of a B.C. woman with dementia, has nev...

'I Will Take My Life Today': B.C. Woman Rekindles Right-To-Die Debate

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. grandmother left an eloquent public plea before killing herself and re-igniting the debate about assisted suicide in Canada. Gillian Bennett...

It's Time To Talk About Euthanasia: Doctors' Group

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada needs to create a national palliative-care strategy that will give all Canadians facing the end of life the opportunity to have "the ...

B.C. Group Taking Right To Die Fight To Supreme Court

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. civil liberties group has filed their written argument against an appeal court decision upholding the country's ban on assisted sui...

Tory MP Behind Assisted Suicide Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A former Conservative cabinet minister left paralyzed from the neck down by a 1996 car crash plans to introduce two private member's bills th...

Althia Raj

Liberals Vote To Decriminalize Assisted Suicide..

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL -- The federal Liberal Party has adopted a policy to decriminalize assisted suicide. Liberal delegates at the party's policy convention in...

Landmark Right-To-Die Bill On Shaky Ground

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec's landmark right-to-die bill is on shaky ground with rumblings of a provincial election around the corner.The Parti Quebecois governme...

Court Set To Rule On Assisted Suicide

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - When Kay Carter travelled to a clinic in Switzerland more than three year ago to drink a toxic dose of sodium pentobarbital and end her bo...

Assisted Suicide Legalization Up To Courts, MP Hints

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government kept the door firmly shut on assisted suicide Friday, saying it might ultimately fall to the courts to decide whether...

Tories Willing To Talk Assisted Suicide

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Health Minister Rona Ambrose says she's willing to talk to her provincial and territorial counterparts about assisted suicide when she meets...

Ontario Premier: Assisted Suicide Debate Needed

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canadians need to have a debate on whether or not to legalize assisted suicide, whether the federal government wants to deal with the issue ...

Ontario Minister: Let's Talk Assisted Suicide

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's health minister says it's time for Canadians and their leaders to talk about assisted suicide, but the federal Conservatives are m...

Tory MP Backs Assisted Suicide

CBC | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

Manitoba Conservative Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher spoke out Tuesday in support of assisted suicide, a position not backed by the federal gove...

Why I Support Assisted Dying

Wanda Morris | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada
Wanda Morris

We are greatly encouraged by the CMA's recent poll of physicians that found should euthanasia be legalized, 26 per cent would be willing to actively participate. A further 20% were undecided. This is a stunning number. Once assisted dying is legalized, medical professionals and the public see for themselves the positive changes that result. Palliative care improves. Doctors become better at caring for individuals at end of life. Conversations between doctors and patients about desired end-of-life care take place.

Rebranding Killing and Suicide: The Ugly Truth About Euthanasia

Dr. Will Johnston | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Will Johnston

The art of euphemism -- of sugar coating your verbal meaning -- has been raised to a syrupy peak by the proponents of euthanasia. When killing and suicide can be rebranded in the hearts and minds of average Canadians, the death lobby wins. What is truly being promised is the medical equivalent of a silent bullet in the head. The irony is that we don't need it. Symptom control at the end of life has never been better, and the right thing to do is to deliver it when needed. Common sense should tell us that we and our loved ones will not be safer or more empowered when the right to kill is given to doctors and nurses.

WATCH: Canadian Leaves Wrenching Final Message

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Susan Griffiths, the Winnipeg woman who went to Switzerland to take advantage of the country's assisted-suicide law, has died. She was de...

Assisted Suicide Ban Like Torture: Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Forcing sick patients to suffer through painful, agonizing deaths without the ability to ask a doctor to help them end their lives is akin...

Divisive Debate Rages, 20 Years Later

CBC | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government will argue in front of the B.C. Court of Appeal later this month that the ban on assisted suicide should remain in place. ...

'There is Some Suffering Only Death Can End'

Wanda Morris | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Wanda Morris

Greg Robinson doesn't want to die. But Greg has HIV/AIDS. He lives with the knowledge that the time will come when his life becomes an endless struggle with pain, nausea, vomiting, breathlessness and extreme fatigue. When that time comes, Greg wants the right to choose a medically-assisted death.

Change My Mind: Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

Will Quebec legalize medically assisted end-of-life procedures? Wanda Morris, Executive Director of Dying With Dignity, thinks it should -- she's sees it as a question of individual rights. But others -- including bioethicist Margaret Somerville -- say legally sanctioning euthanasia would endanger weak and vulnerable Canadians. and have a harmful impact on society. What's your position? Before you pick a side, have a look at what Morris and Somerville have to say in our online debate. Then decide whose case is more persuasive, and cast your vote...

Could Assisted Suicide Come To Quebec?

CP | Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it believes it has found a way of not running afoul of Ottawa after a legal panel recommended that a terminally il...

Ottawa To Appeal Assisted-Suicide Ruling

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada

Ottawa will appeal a B.C. Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced on Friday. In June, the B.C. Supreme Co...

How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted Suicide

Dr. Will Johnston | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Dr. Will Johnston

Carter v. Canada , the judge-decreed legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada, tries to take a chainsaw to that old-growth forest that my colleague Dr. Margaret Cottle describes as a "delicate social ecology of mutual support and protection" which forbids the killing of a patient.

Don't Speak Legalese? Here's What the Assisted Suicide Ruling Really Means

Ron Skolrood | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Ron Skolrood

British Columbia Supreme Court Judge, Madam Justice Lynn Smith has released her reasons for judgment in the ground-breaking physician-assisted suicide case. In her view, a complete ban on physician-assisted suicide was a disproportionate response and a more appropriate response would be to maintain an almost-absolute prohibition but with a stringently limited and carefully monitored system of exceptions.

Woman At Centre Of Right-To-Die Ruling Still Has Some Living To Do

CBC | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

The terminally ill B.C. woman who was granted the right to a physician-assisted suicide by a B.C. judge last Friday says she was overwhelm...