Assisted Suicide Laws Canada

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

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics

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

Feds Plead For More Time To Craft Assisted Suicide Law

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

Oral hearings are underway at the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the federal government's request for a six-month extension in response to its landmark ruling on doctor-assisted death.

Physician-Assisted Dying Should Be Publicly Funded: Advisors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living

They also insist that objecting institutions be required to advise patients of all options.

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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

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...

Doctors Respond To Questions About Physician-Assisted Death

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - In the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada's historic ruling that struck down the ban on physician-assisted death, health professionals are ...

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 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...

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...

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...

Assisted Suicide Laws Go Back On Trial

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sick people who contemplate assisted suicide are simply scared of suffering, even though it's possible they might be able to cope, a feder...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal and provincial governments have been ordered to pay about $1 million in legal costs to the B.C. lawyers who won a constitution...

Assisted Suicide Too Risky: Feds

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Legalizing doctor-assisted suicide would demean the value of life and could lead vulnerable people to take drastic steps in "moments of we...

What Are Canada's Suicide Laws?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that Canada's law banning doctor-assisted suicide is unconstitutional. In light of the game changing ruling, Huff...

Dying Woman Challenges Canada's Assisted Suicide Laws

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's been nearly 20 years since Canada's laws on assisted suicide have been challenged by a terminally ill person, and now a similar right...