Doctor Assisted Suicide Canada

Prison Watchdog Wonders If Inmates Will Get Access To Assisted Dying

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Inmates tend to have more health problems and shorter life spans compared to the general public.

Treat Assisted Dying Differently Than Suicide: Insurance Industry

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Business

Industry members are willing to lift the standard two-year exemption for suicides and pay out policies on people who end their lives through physician-assisted death.

Idea To Include Minors In Assisted Death Motion Raises Questions

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2017 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Paediatric Society opposes mature minors being included in legislation.

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.

Christian Doctors In 'Great Pressure' With Upcoming Assisted Death Law

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Politics

“If we have a truly diverse and richly inclusive community, it is very important that people of conscience not be forced into doing things..."

Committee To Tackle Doctor-Assisted Death Legislation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The government faces a time crunch to find a legislative response to the Supreme Court ruling.

How Canadians' Moral Code Shape Opinions On Doctor-Assisted Death

Shachi Kurl | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Shachi Kurl

Canadian opinion on the question of whether physicians should be allowed, by law, to help end the lives of people who no longer wish to live is intricately nuanced. The Trudeau government must demonstrate a grasp of how complex the issue is, and how the individual moral codes of Canadians impact their thinking.

Anti-Abortion MP Among 11 Named To Assisted Suicide Panel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics

The committee will include six Liberals, 3 Tories, and 2 New Democrats.

Quebec Appeals Injunction Against Assisted-Dying Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The law took effect as planned on Dec. 10.

The Vast Majority Of Canadians Support Doctor-Assisted Suicide

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

Over three-quarters of the country is in favour.

Canada Looks To Europe To Learn About Doctor-Assisted Death

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living

A recent fact-finding tour in Europe has opened doctors' eyes to the many complexities surrounding the practice.

Althia Raj

Expert: My Views On Assisted Suicide Won't Affect Recommendations | Althia Raj | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Politics

A panellist chosen to help guide federal government on how to implement doctor-assisted dying is dismissing concerns of bias.

No Report On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Until After Election

CP | Joan Bryden and Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court gave the government 12 months to craft a new law.

We Need More Time On Assisted Suicide Law: MacKay

CBC | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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...

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."

Liberals Pushing For Draft Doctor-Assisted Death Law By Mid-Summer

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau's Liberals want the outlines of a new law governing doctor-assisted dying to be clear by mid-summer — before Canadians head ...

Assisted Suicide Debate Must Start Now: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government should immediately launch a comprehensive national debate about doctor-assisted suicide in the wake of a landmark...

Althia Raj

Tory MP Urges Leaders To Use Notwithstanding Clause | Althia Raj | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott is urging federal party leaders to use the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause to de...

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...

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...

Assisted Suicide Hasn't Had Proper Debate: Tory MP

CBC | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Steven Fletcher says the issue of assisted suicide, again in the spotlight following the death of a B.C. woman with dementia, has nev...

WATCH: Right To Die To Be Decided In B.C. Court

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - March 4, 2013: The case has been delayed until March 18 due to due to illness of a lead lawyer. VANCOUVER - Months before B.C. Supreme Cou...

Change My Mind: Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

Will Quebec legalize medically assisted end-of-life procedures? Wanda Morris, Executive Director of Dying With Dignity, thinks it should -- she's sees it as a question of individual rights. But others -- including bioethicist Margaret Somerville -- say legally sanctioning euthanasia would endanger weak and vulnerable Canadians. and have a harmful impact on society. What's your position? Before you pick a side, have a look at what Morris and Somerville have to say in our online debate. Then decide whose case is more persuasive, and cast your vote...