Canada Right to Die

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...

Top Court Strikes Down Ban On Doctor-Assisted Suicide

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada shifted the goalposts Friday on one of the most fundamental of human laws. In a charter precedent that will go...

Lend Death A Hand?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | 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...

Extending Right-To-Die To Children

CP | John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada

BRUSSELS - Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age re...

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...

Change My Mind: Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

Will Quebec legalize medically assisted end-of-life procedures? Wanda Morris, Executive Director of Dying With Dignity, thinks it should -- she's sees it as a question of individual rights. But others -- including bioethicist Margaret Somerville -- say legally sanctioning euthanasia would endanger weak and vulnerable Canadians. and have a harmful impact on society. What's your position? Before you pick a side, have a look at what Morris and Somerville have to say in our online debate. Then decide whose case is more persuasive, and cast your vote...

BC Right-To-Die Suit Downed By Judge

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A right-to-die organization can't challenge Canada's law barring assisted suicide because its plaintiffs are anonymous, a B.C. judge ruled...