Assisted Suicide Quebec

Landmark Right-To-Die Bill On Shaky Ground

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec's landmark right-to-die bill is on shaky ground with rumblings of a provincial election around the corner.The Parti Quebecois governme...

Quebec May Pass Controversial 'Dying With Dignity' Law

CBC | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Politics

Should Quebec's national assembly pass — as early as this week — the proposed legislation to allow medical aid in dying, it will be setti...

I Don't Want Your Suicide On MY Conscience

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

There is a marked difference between making it possible to take one's own life and actively participating in it. Because we abhor suicide we have all kinds of programmes established to reach out to those who wish to take their own life. There is a cognitive dissonance at play when we now ask our own government, through legislation, to participate in ending life. And then to label it "health care" is Orwellian.

Controversial Right-To-Die Legislation

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government says it will review Quebec's right-to-die legislation, setting the stage for a possible showdown between Ottawa and ...

Quebec Is Keeping the Assisted Death Debate Alive -- With Dignity

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

It's time to shift away from the messy public spectacles regarding euthanasia. Instead let's follow Quebec's lead -- Canadians everywhere should be able to choose from a full range of end-of-life options, including -- if the prerequisites are met, the option of a medically assisted suicide. There aren't really any scary precedents or slippery slopes here. What there is, is an alternative to an existence of suffering and pain that should, and can be afforded to a terminally ill, palliative treated, mentally competent adult.

'Dying With Dignity' In Quebec

CBC | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada

The Quebec government says it will proceed with so-called "dying with dignity" legislation aimed at allowing doctors to help some terminally ill patie...