Gloria Taylor

Lend Death A Hand?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The so-called "right to die" was back on Canada's conscience Wednesday as the Supreme Court confronted the question of whether a ban on assis...

B.C. Right-To-Die Appeal Gets Green Light

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to review the country's assisted suicide laws more than two decades after it rejected doctor-assist...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Right To Die Hearing Delayed

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Norm Kunc knows that sometimes when people give him a quick glance while crossing the street they're likely to make some assumptions about...

'There is Some Suffering Only Death Can End'

Wanda Morris | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Wanda Morris

Greg Robinson doesn't want to die. But Greg has HIV/AIDS. He lives with the knowledge that the time will come when his life becomes an endless struggle with pain, nausea, vomiting, breathlessness and extreme fatigue. When that time comes, Greg wants the right to choose a medically-assisted death.

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...

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 ...

Don't Speak Legalese? Here's What the Assisted Suicide Ruling Really Means

Ron Skolrood | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Ron Skolrood

British Columbia Supreme Court Judge, Madam Justice Lynn Smith has released her reasons for judgment in the ground-breaking physician-assisted suicide case. In her view, a complete ban on physician-assisted suicide was a disproportionate response and a more appropriate response would be to maintain an almost-absolute prohibition but with a stringently limited and carefully monitored system of exceptions.

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...

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...

The Right To Die?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A group challenging Canada's laws against doctor-assisted suicide is expected to get an answer Friday from the B.C. Supreme Court.The B.C....

BC Woman Pleads For Right To End Her Life With Dignity

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - One of Gloria Taylor's greatest fears is suffocating before she dies, her weak body struggling for air like a fish out of water.It's part ...

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...