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Top Court To Rule On Assisted Suicide

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court says it will release it much-anticipated ruling on assisted suicide on Friday.Although the two main figures in the case have died, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association's eff...
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Tory MP Behind Assisted Suicide Bill

OTTAWA - A former Conservative cabinet minister left paralyzed from the neck down by a 1996 car crash plans to introduce two private member's bills that would allow assisted suicide in some circumstan...
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Tories Willing To Talk Assisted Suicide

TORONTO - Health Minister Rona Ambrose says she's willing to talk to her provincial and territorial counterparts about assisted suicide when she meets with them Friday, but insists Ottawa has no inten...
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Assisted Suicide Laws Go Back On Trial

VANCOUVER - Sick people who contemplate assisted suicide are simply scared of suffering, even though it's possible they might be able to cope, a federal government lawyer argued Monday, prompting a se...

Assisted Suicide Is a Crime; Aid in Dying Is Humane

Last week the government of Quebec announced plans to recognize aid in dying as a legal and protected medical practice in the province. Assisting a suicide -- to maliciously goad a mentally-ill person to act on his self-destructive impulses -- should be understood as a crime. Aid in dying should be understood as medical practice.
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VANCOUVER - The federal and provincial governments have been ordered to pay about $1 million in legal costs to the B.C. lawyers who won a constitutional challenge of Canada's ban on doctor-assisted su...
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Assisted Suicide Too Risky: Feds

VANCOUVER - Legalizing doctor-assisted suicide would demean the value of life and could lead vulnerable people to take drastic steps in "moments of weakness," the federal government argues in its appe...