Right to Die Canada

Alberta Bishops Refuse Funerals In Some Assisted Death Cases

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

Guidelines say families should be supported, but those who want to celebrate the assisted deaths of their loved ones can't do it at a church funeral.

Grits Went 'Terribly Wrong' With Assisted Dying Bill: Advocates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"They have not listened to Canadian voices, to their own joint committee and even their own members of Parliament who have serious concerns about this bill."

Minister's Claim About Assisted Dying Contains 'Some Baloney'

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

She said a so-called "exemption opportunity" ends next month.

'She Wanted Her Story Told,' Man Says After Wife's Assisted Death

CP | Gwen Dambrofsky, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

Hanne Schafer died with a physician's help in February.

Judge Grants Suffering Woman Her Right To Die In B.C. First

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A Supreme Court decision in February gave the federal government until June to come up with assisted-dying legislation, but said patients could apply for an exemption in the meantime.

Anti-Abortion MP Among 11 Named To Assisted Suicide Panel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics

The committee will include six Liberals, 3 Tories, and 2 New Democrats.

Top Court Mulls Extension On Doctor-Assisted Death

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The clock is ticking.

Consensus On Assisted Dying Reachable: LeBlanc

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics

"We have the deadline we have."

Bloc Obstructs Bid To Take Action On Assisted Dying

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government wants a special parliamentary committee to consult broadly on medically assisted dying and report back with recommen...

The Vast Majority Of Canadians Support Doctor-Assisted Suicide

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

Over three-quarters of the country is in favour.

Quebec Rejects Ottawa's Request On Right-To-Die Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal government is preparing its own legislation on the issue.

Provinces Prepared For Feds To Seek More Time On Right-To-Die Law

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal Liberals have not yet said that they need more time to address the court's ruling, but Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has publicly indicated that is a possibility.

Religious Believers Are Trying to Create Barriers to Assisted Dying

Dr. David Robertson | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. David Robertson

Much of the debate surrounding Physician Assisted Death (PAD) was between those who believe in personal autonomy and the right to avoid unwanted suffering, and those who believe life is sacred and suffering is redemptive. Those same two groups are now trying to influence the creation of detailed legislation and regulations.

We Need More Time On Assisted Suicide Law: MacKay

CBC | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Justice Minister and Nova Scotia MP Peter MacKay says the government will likely need more time to come up with new legislation on doctor-assisted sui...

Tory MP Wants Colleagues To Vote Freely On 'Issues Of Conscience'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - MPs have begun to grapple with an issue that's sure to become a hallmark of the next Parliament: what does one do if a piece of legislation f...

No New Assisted Suicide Law Before Election, MacKay Says

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government will not introduce new legislation to govern doctor-assisted dying before the expected October federal election, Justi...

B.C. Woman Loses Right-To-Die Appeal Despite Mom's Living Will

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The daughter of an 83-year-old woman with late-stage Alzheimer's disease says she is worn down and disappointed after losing another legal...

Assisted Suicide Law Can't Be Crafted In 12 Months, Say Tory MPs

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Some Conservative backbenchers want more time to ponder the issue of doctor-assisted dying than the 12 months allotted by the Supreme Court.A...

What's Next for Doctor-Assisted Suicide in Canada?

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Suzana Popovic-Montag

The decision recently handed down in Carter v. Canada has no doubt changed the face of doctor-assisted suicide in Canada. It raises many novel issues in the realm of estate planning that will need thoughtful consideration over the coming months and years. We will also have to wait and see what legislation, if any, arises in response to this landmark decision.

Time For A Mature Conversation On Assisted Dying: N.S. Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Canadians need to have a mature conversation about assisted dying following last week's decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, Nova Scotia...

Assisted Suicide Is on Canada's Radar, But What About Palliative Care?

Charlie Angus | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Last week's Supreme Court decision has put the issue of assisted suicide square onto the government agenda. However, it would be a real loss for Canadians if Parliament does not look at the much broader issue of how we care for Canadians suffering from incurable illnesses. Over the last year I have had the fortune to meet with front line providers of palliative care across Canada. The question that needs to be asked is how can the Federal government respond to the spirit of the Supreme Court ruling unless it also deals with this patchwork of end of life services in this country?

'He Wasn't Afraid Of Death. He Was Afraid Of The Days Leading To Death'

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Last summer as the Canadian Medical Association debated whether to drop its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted death, the organi...

5 Things To Know About The Assisted Death Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously overturned its own 1993 decision and struck down a ban on providing a doctor-assisted death to me...

How Doctors Feel About Canada's Right To Die Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today to overturn the ban preventing doctor-assisted suicide. Though the repercussions of...

A Look At Right-To Die Laws Around The World

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule this morning on whether mentally competent, but suffering terminally-ill patients, have a right to a medically a...