Assisted Suicide Canada

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.

Alberta Won't Prosecute Doctor-Assisted Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

The directive was drafted because Parliament did not replace legislation.

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."

Assisted Dying Bill Unconstitutional: Expert

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Medically assisted dying is legal in Canada, as of Monday.

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.

Grassroots Move At Liberal Convention Could Be Embarrassing

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Emergency resolution at the party's convention could prove embarrassing.

Trudeau's Assisted Dying Bill Made Me Regret Voting Liberal

Arthur Gallant | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Arthur Gallant

With all of Trudeau's modern and progressive ways of dealing with issues, I thought including people with mental illness in Bill C-14 was a certainty. I thought wrong. Instead, the legislation will only apply to people whose death is "reasonably foreseeable" and is "suffering intolerably."

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

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics

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

Liberal MP Votes Against Shutting Down Assisted Dying Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics

Robert-Falcon Ouellette broke ranks with his own party.

Ambrose Will Vote Against Assisted Dying Bill As Written

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | 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 04.22.2016 | 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 | 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 ...