Gloria Taylor Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide Ban Upheld

CP | Terri Theodore and James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Canada's ban on assisted suicide has been upheld in British Columbia's Court of Appeal, leaving those arguing for the right even more dete...

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...

Assisted Suicide: A Death Without Dignity

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Death with dignity is an oxymoron. Dignity is in life. To die with dignity is to face death, boldly, calmly, graciously. A good death is one that honours the life before. Assisted suicide is a vulgar act of cowardice. It diminishes our species. Have we become so entitled, soft, so weak-willed, so whiny and petulant that we cannot even bear the thought of future possible pain that we choose a lethal injection in expectation? Have we come to a place in time that leaving the ones who love us, need us, are not as important as our "dignity"? Have we become that self-serving?

Uphold Doctor-Assisted Suicide, B.C. Court Told

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The two-decade-old ruling that upheld Canada's prohibition on doctor-assisted suicide has become outdated, lagging behind changes in socie...

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...

B.C. Euthanasia Crusader Passes Away

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Gloria Taylor, who won a landmark B.C. Supreme Court case for the right to die with dignity, has passed away. She died suddenly on Thursday from a ...

How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted Suicide

Dr. Will Johnston | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Dr. Will Johnston

Carter v. Canada , the judge-decreed legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada, tries to take a chainsaw to that old-growth forest that my colleague Dr. Margaret Cottle describes as a "delicate social ecology of mutual support and protection" which forbids the killing of a patient.

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...

Canadian Court Strikes Laws Banning Assisted Suicide

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A B.C. woman whose health is in dramatic decline is now eligible for a legal physician-assisted suicide after a B.C. Supreme Court judge s...