Assisted Suicide Canada

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Overriding Top Court Ruling Like 'Nuclear Bomb': MacKay

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Personal circumstances colour individual views on whether people should have a legal right to a doctor-assisted death, and that deeply emo...

Assisted Suicide Is on Canada's Radar, But What About Palliative Care?

Charlie Angus | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Last week's Supreme Court decision has put the issue of assisted suicide square onto the government agenda. However, it would be a real loss for Canadians if Parliament does not look at the much broader issue of how we care for Canadians suffering from incurable illnesses. Over the last year I have had the fortune to meet with front line providers of palliative care across Canada. The question that needs to be asked is how can the Federal government respond to the spirit of the Supreme Court ruling unless it also deals with this patchwork of end of life services in this country?

'He Wasn't Afraid Of Death. He Was Afraid Of The Days Leading To Death'

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Last summer as the Canadian Medical Association debated whether to drop its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted death, the organi...

5 Things To Know About The Assisted Death Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously overturned its own 1993 decision and struck down a ban on providing a doctor-assisted death to me...

MacKay Reacts To Historic Supreme Court Decision

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Nine years to the day after he was sworn in as prime minister and with an election on the horizon, Stephen Harper received one heck of an ann...

Quebec Applauds Assisted Suicide Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec's health minister says the Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision to strike down the ban on providing doctor-assisted death show...

How Doctors Feel About Canada's Right To Die Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today to overturn the ban preventing doctor-assisted suicide. Though the repercussions of...

Top Court To Rule If Assisted Suicide Is A Right

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two decades after ruling against doctor-assisted death for suffering, terminally ill patients, the Supreme Court of Canada will reveal Friday...

Top Court To Rule On Assisted Suicide

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court says it will release it much-anticipated ruling on assisted suicide on Friday.Although the two main figures in the case hav...

Ontario Doctors Who Refuse Treatment On Moral Grounds Must Give Referral: Court

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ontario doctors must obtain consent from patients or their caregivers before withholding or turning off life-support, the province's medical...

Tory, Liberal Senators Unite To Push For Assisted Suicide

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Thwarted in his efforts to force the House of Commons to debate the issue of assisted suicide, Manitoba Conservative MP Stephen Fletcher has ...

What Will Happen to Doctors' Rights if Assisted Suicide Is Legalized?

Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

If the law is changed, physicians must be given a choice as to whether or not they will practice assisted suicide. In all likelihood there will be a limited number of physicians who actually offer the service, and, just as doctors who prescribe methadone are specifically registered to do so through their governing bodies, likely similar regulations will be imposed on physicians who do elect to practice assisted suicide. For that reason, in the event physician-assisted-suicide becomes legal, there needs to be a corresponding immunity protecting doctors who have acted in good faith and that prevents family members from suing them.

The Right to Life Does Not Mean the Duty to Suffer

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Dying with dignity is construed as giving up instead of fighting an internal aggressor and that such an approach is not consistent with the medical ethic, which can also be captured by the Prophet's teaching, "Do no harm and accept no harm."

Dying Canadians Need Top Court's Help: Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Suffering people are reaching out to the Supreme Court of Canada for help ending their lives and politicians need to listen as well, says a l...

Tory MP's Bill Angers Disabled Woman

CBC | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Politics

A young woman with cerebral palsy says she’s shocked and disappointed by MP Steven Fletcher’s support of physician-assisted suicide as the Supreme...