Euthanasia Canada

It's Time To Talk About Euthanasia: Doctors' Group

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada needs to create a national palliative-care strategy that will give all Canadians facing the end of life the opportunity to have "the ...

Quebec's Landmark Right-To-Die Bill Adopted

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec's landmark right-to-die bill was adopted by a sweeping margin Thursday, making it the first legislation of its kind in Canada and sett...

Landmark Right-To-Die Bill On Shaky Ground

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | 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...

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...

Why I Support Assisted Dying

Wanda Morris | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada
Wanda Morris

We are greatly encouraged by the CMA's recent poll of physicians that found should euthanasia be legalized, 26 per cent would be willing to actively participate. A further 20% were undecided. This is a stunning number. Once assisted dying is legalized, medical professionals and the public see for themselves the positive changes that result. Palliative care improves. Doctors become better at caring for individuals at end of life. Conversations between doctors and patients about desired end-of-life care take place.

Rebranding Killing and Suicide: The Ugly Truth About Euthanasia

Dr. Will Johnston | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Will Johnston

The art of euphemism -- of sugar coating your verbal meaning -- has been raised to a syrupy peak by the proponents of euthanasia. When killing and suicide can be rebranded in the hearts and minds of average Canadians, the death lobby wins. What is truly being promised is the medical equivalent of a silent bullet in the head. The irony is that we don't need it. Symptom control at the end of life has never been better, and the right thing to do is to deliver it when needed. Common sense should tell us that we and our loved ones will not be safer or more empowered when the right to kill is given to doctors and nurses.

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.

WATCH: Canadian Leaves Wrenching Final Message

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Susan Griffiths, the Winnipeg woman who went to Switzerland to take advantage of the country's assisted-suicide law, has died. She was de...

Assisted Suicide Ban Like Torture: Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Forcing sick patients to suffer through painful, agonizing deaths without the ability to ask a doctor to help them end their lives is akin...

Divisive Debate Rages, 20 Years Later

CBC | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government will argue in front of the B.C. Court of Appeal later this month that the ban on assisted suicide should remain in place. ...

Could Assisted Suicide Come To Quebec?

CP | Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it believes it has found a way of not running afoul of Ottawa after a legal panel recommended that a terminally il...

PAY UP

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...

Woman At Centre Of Right-To-Die Ruling Still Has Some Living To Do

CBC | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics

The terminally ill B.C. woman who was granted the right to a physician-assisted suicide by a B.C. judge last Friday says she was overwhelm...

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...

Allow Doctor-Assisted Suicide, Panel Urges

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada

A landmark report in Quebec recommends that doctors be allowed in exceptional circumstances to help the terminally ill die if that is what the patient...