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Top Court To Rule On Assisted Suicide

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 have died, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association's eff...
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Lend Death A Hand?

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 assisted suicide protects or violates the fundamental r...
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Assisted Suicide Ban Upheld

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 determined to fight for people facing an "unbearable d...
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Why I Support Assisted Dying

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.
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Assisted Suicide Laws Go Back On Trial

VANCOUVER - Sick people who contemplate assisted suicide are simply scared of suffering, even though it's possible they might be able to cope, a federal government lawyer argued Monday, prompting a se...
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'There is Some Suffering Only Death Can End'

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.
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Right To Die Hearing Delayed

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 his quality of life.The 53-year-old uses a wheelc...
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PAY UP

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 constitutional challenge of Canada's ban on doctor-assisted su...
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Assisted Suicide Too Risky: Feds

VANCOUVER - Legalizing doctor-assisted suicide would demean the value of life and could lead vulnerable people to take drastic steps in "moments of weakness," the federal government argues in its appe...
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Don't Speak Legalese? Here's What the Assisted Suicide Ruling Really Means

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.
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The Right To Die?

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. Civil Liberties Association is leading the charge...