Right to Die Canada

Why I Want the Right to Die

Derek Taylor | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Derek Taylor

I was completely paralyzed -- I couldn't even scratch my nose or wiggle my toes. I just lay there, staring at the ceiling. But that was many years ago and I had the exuberance of youth -- I just knew I would recover to play football in the autumn. That was after I contracted Polio, some 60 years ago. I am still disabled and I never did play football, but I did recover enough muscle strength to lead a meaningful life with a good profession and a great family. Some 25 years later, my muscles started to weaken due the late effects of Polio. Some even disappeared. When assisted end-of-life becomes the law in Canada, your life can have a peaceful ending.

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...

Dying Canadians Need Top Court's Help: Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Suffering people are reaching out to the Supreme Court of Canada for help ending their lives and politicians need to listen as well, says a l...

Canadians Overwhelmingly In Support Of Assisted Dying

CP | Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - An overwhelming majority of Canadians surveyed in an online poll support assisted dying for those suffering from a terminal illness that res...

'I Will Take My Life Today': B.C. Woman Rekindles Right-To-Die Debate

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. grandmother left an eloquent public plea before killing herself and re-igniting the debate about assisted suicide in Canada. Gillian Bennett...

Assisted Death Isn't Murder, It's Compassion

Toula Drimonis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

As polarizing as the debate seems to be, I've never had any qualms publicly declaring that I strongly support assisted suicide. To be frank, I have trouble understanding those who don't. Numerous drunk drivers who killed behind the wheel have received such lenient sentences they amounted to no more than a slap on the wrist. But if I assisted a loved one who was dying a slow and painful death, out of compassion and a desire to end their suffering, I would be subject to the same or even worse penalties as someone who indiscriminately and unconsciously mowed down an innocent pedestrian while driving drunk. Why?

B.C. Group Taking Right To Die Fight To Supreme Court

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. civil liberties group has filed their written argument against an appeal court decision upholding the country's ban on assisted sui...

Controversial Right-To-Die Legislation

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government says it will review Quebec's right-to-die legislation, setting the stage for a possible showdown between Ottawa and ...

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...

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...

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...

Could Assisted Suicide Come To Quebec?

CP | Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it believes it has found a way of not running afoul of Ottawa after a legal panel recommended that a terminally il...

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...