Right to Die Legislation

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

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | 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.

Liberals Unlikely To Challenge Quebec Right-To-Die Law: Group

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Quebec was the first province to pass right-to-die legislation last year, arguing it is an extension of end-of-life care and thus a health issue, which falls under provincial jurisdiction.

'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...

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 ...

Quebec Is Keeping the Assisted Death Debate Alive -- With Dignity

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

It's time to shift away from the messy public spectacles regarding euthanasia. Instead let's follow Quebec's lead -- Canadians everywhere should be able to choose from a full range of end-of-life options, including -- if the prerequisites are met, the option of a medically assisted suicide. There aren't really any scary precedents or slippery slopes here. What there is, is an alternative to an existence of suffering and pain that should, and can be afforded to a terminally ill, palliative treated, mentally competent adult.