There is so much more to a person than intellect, physical ability and earning power.

Dear Dr. Ferrier,

I wanted to thank you for your very thoughtful article in today's Gazette. It is a topic very dear to my heart and the "news" story on Saturday upset me very much.

I accompanied my father as he declined with Alzheimer's over about ten years. He ended up in care, first at St. Mary's later at the Bayview, because my mother herself was too frail to care for him. We were lucky he recognized us until the ...

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Critical condition of homecare could push people to choose euthanasia

A recent article in The Gazette explains how Homecare in Quebec is in critical condition. The story describes the situation for people receiving homecare, and how patients are sent home from hospitals and rehab centres earlier than in the past, due to a shift in policy. Many people are unable to access all the services they need due to costs. This could be an incentive for people to choose euthanasia.

According to the article, Quebec will now focus on homecare. ...

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Slippery Slope and Assisted Suicide in Oregon

An opinion piece in yesterday’s National Post argues against the Canadian federal government's position against physician assisted suicide. The author makes many dubious claims, but there is one that clamours to be addressed. He says that 17 years of legal assisted suicide in Oregon disproves the slippery slope argument. He explains how there is no data showing abuse. His statements are not accurate.

No Proper Data

The Oregon system has not been designed to show problems. In an excellent ...

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