Assisted Suicide Canada

'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 04.22.2016 | Canada Politics

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

Liberal's Statement On Assisted Dying Law Full Of Baloney

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Politics

"If colleagues ultimately decide to defeat this legislation, they also need to understand the legislative and legal consequences of having a complete vacuum..."

Liberal Backbenchers Unhappy With Assisted Dying Law

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics

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

Liberal MP Under Pressure Over Assisted Suicide Bill

CP National News | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 04.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Anthony Housefather is chair of the House of Commons justice committee, soon to start studying the Liberal government's polarizing assisted suicide bill.

5 Things To Know About The Liberals' Assisted Dying Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The provinces hold a lot of power.

New Law Spells Out Conditions For Assisted Dying

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The proposed law will not be as permissive as recommended by a special joint parliamentary committee.

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

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | 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.

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.

Doctors' Group Upset With Latest Assisted Death Recommendation

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Politics

They said it's also led some physicians to consider leaving their practices.

Doctor-Assisted Death 'Not Permitted' At Catholic Vancouver Hospital

CBC | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A leaked memo reveals physician-assisted death is "not permitted" at a Catholic-based health provider in Vancouver, putting into question how it will ...

Senator Wants To See Support, Not Assisted Suicide, For Mentally Ill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics

People suffering from mental-health challenges need support and resources even if they have given up on themselves, she said.

Althia Raj

Liberal MPs Won't Vote Their Conscience On Assisted Dying

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Conservatives, New Democrats will vote as they see fit.

Alberta Bishops Condemn Physician-Assisted Suicide

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Killing is not medicine."

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.