Assisted Suicide Canada

Suffering Canadians May Be Pushed Into Assisted Death, Panel Hears

CBC | Peter Zimonjic, CBC News | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

People suffering with illnesses that are terminal or cause intolerable suffering are at risk of being encouraged to seek an assisted death, a special ...

Government Committee On Assisted Dying Still Waiting For Members

CP | Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Politics

The Trudeau government appears to be in no hurry to grapple with the explosive issue of doctor-assisted dying.

Quebec Appeals Injunction Against Assisted-Dying Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The law took effect as planned on Dec. 10.

Consensus On Assisted Dying Reachable: LeBlanc

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Politics

"We have the deadline we have."

Bloc Obstructs Bid To Take Action On Assisted Dying

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government wants a special parliamentary committee to consult broadly on medically assisted dying and report back with recommen...

Quebec Rejects Ottawa's Request On Right-To-Die Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal government is preparing its own legislation on the issue.

Provinces Prepared For Feds To Seek More Time On Right-To-Die Law

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Politics

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.

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

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | Canada Living

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

Tory Aims To Spark Debate On Assisted Death

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Steven Fletcher is releasing a new book in the midst of the campaign chronicling his struggle.

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."

An Open Letter to Dr. Harvey Chochinov on Assisted Dying

Dr. David Robertson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Dr. David Robertson

As news of your appointment and details of the process you will follow have spread, it has become clear that you will face extraordinary challenges in providing alternatives that enable each citizen to realize their own individual desire regarding the manner of their own death.

Make-Up Of Assisted-Death Panel Raises Concerns

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Panellists tasked with consulting Canadians on the highly-controversial issue of doctor-assisted death won't dictate the government's respons...

No Report On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Until After Election

CP | Joan Bryden and Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court gave the government 12 months to craft a new law.

Next Government Must Tackle End-Of-Life Care: Cancer Society

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"The demands on the country for palliative care are immense and unmet in many, many areas."

We Need More Time On Assisted Suicide Law: MacKay

CBC | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Justice Minister and Nova Scotia MP Peter MacKay says the government will likely need more time to come up with new legislation on doctor-assisted sui...

MacKay: Assisted Suicide Response Delay 'Very Likely'

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government will need more time to deal with the Supreme Court's decision on doctor-assisted death, and asking for an extension wo...

It's Time To Talk About Death: Tory MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Because not everyone will "die in their nineties while having sex with their bride of 65 years."

No New Assisted Suicide Law Before Election, MacKay Says

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government will not introduce new legislation to govern doctor-assisted dying before the expected October federal election, Justi...

Althia Raj

Tories Likely To Seek Extension On Assisted Suicide Ruling If Re-Elected | Althia Raj | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Politics

Sources tell the HuffPost Canada it’s very likely a re-elected Tory government would ask the Supreme Court for an extension on crafting new right-to-die laws

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...

Assisted Suicide Law Can't Be Crafted In 12 Months, Say Tory MPs

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

OTTAWA - Some Conservative backbenchers want more time to ponder the issue of doctor-assisted dying than the 12 months allotted by the Supreme Court.A...

Why It's Important That Laws Can and Do Change

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Our classes often look at cases and circumstances where a decision must be made about what happens to people's bodies, and indeed, to their lives. Do students who do not yet have the right to vote care about such issues? My experience is that they care deeply and passionately. They are profoundly interested in fairness and justice -- and they are waiting for us to listen.

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...