A Distinctly Canadian Approach To Physician-Hastened Death

Harvey Max Chochinov | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Harvey Max Chochinov

One would hope that every patient whose angst expresses itself as a wish to die would have access to palliative care expertise, including a thorough and detailed evaluation of the physical, psychosocial, existential and spiritual drivers motivating their request for hastened death.

Down-To-Earth Portland Boasts Its Share Of Sophistication

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Don't mistake Portland's down-to-earth attitude for a lack of class: this is one sophisticated city. stay: From the oversized mural welcoming you in ...

The Risky Concept Of Mental Illness Assisted Suicide

Harvey Max Chochinov | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Harvey Max Chochinov

The Parliament's Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Death, nevertheless, urged the federal government not to exclude individuals with psychiatric conditions from being considered eligible. Their reasoning comes down to this: Mental suffering is no less profound than physical suffering, so denying individuals with mental illness access to physician hastened death would be discriminatory and a violation of their Charter rights. It's an excellent point, and one worth seriously discussing.

Twitter Soundly Mocks Oregon Gunmen With #VanillaISIS

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada

#YallQaeda are waging #YeeHawd in Oregon.

4 Places To Admire The Fall Colours Just South Of The Border

Flight Network | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Some of the most northern states offer fall foliage displays that are known as the best in the world. This year, above-average temperatures have kept the trees from reaching peak colours in September and early October as they usually do. Now is the perfect time to plan a quick trip into the U.S.

Oregon Pot Shops Begin Selling To Recreational Users

CP | Jonathan J. Cooper And Bob Seavey, The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Business

Growers don't face strict regulations yet, so the supply can more easily flow into retail stores than it did in Washington and Colorado.

B.C.'s Carbon Tax is no West Coast Panacea

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The carbon tax lobby was practically giddy this month, as newspaper headlines touting a B.C. climate change agreement with three U.S. states blared, "Washington and Oregon follow B.C.'s lead on carbon tax system," and "Washington, Oregon plan to emulate B.C.'s carbon tax." Fortunately for American taxpayers, the headlines just aren't true.

The Art of Travelling Lightly

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

For 3,000 people, it's that time of year again. Friday July 5, is the kick-off to the third annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon and the...

Marijuana and the Election: Time to Start Asking Blunt Questions

Diane Francis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

On November 6, three states have on their ballots the outright legalization of marijuana -- Washington, Oregon and Colorado. So far, support is strong and bipartisan. The last such vote occurred in 2010 in California where a state-sanctioned referendum on legalization narrowly lost. So you may not hear about the marijuana issue in debates or from the campaign stump, and in polls, but people south of the border are taking the matter into their own hands.