physician assisted death
At least 31 Canadians have reached out to their doctor asking for help to die since mid-January. But the number may actually
On June 6, parliament missed the deadline to create new legislation on assisted death. Some say this was because the Canadian government's proposed legislation, Bill C-14, is not broad enough to comply with the Supreme Court's Carter decision. It seems to me, however, that the missed deadline is the result of a seemingly widespread indifference to the rule of law.
Medically assisted dying is legal in Canada, as of Monday.
My friend Chuck wants to kill himself. He is hoping if Bill C-14 does not pass in the Senate by June 6th, he will be able to legally commit suicide with the help of a doctor, thereby ending his constant, debilitating and painful battle with mental illness. Chuck is part of a group of patients who, despite being included in the Supreme Court of Canada's ground-breaking decision in Carter vs. Canada, have been cut out of the Liberal's Bill C-14. Here's why.
Many senators are pushing for amendments.
The Supreme Court set a deadline of June 6.
The legislation is likely to be introduced late next week.
Neither the federal nor provincial government opposed the man's request.
It's one of the most contentious issues sparked by Canada's upcoming right-to-die legislation.
Cardinal Thomas Collins weighed into the debate.