Assisted death: Time to act

Once more, it is time to act on the issue of assisted suicide. Write to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Peter MacKay, as well as to your MP, to ask them to use the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to counter the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter case.

As you probably  know, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided that in certain circumstances physiacian-assisted death ...

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Organ donation and euthanasia

Bernard Drainville wants Quebec to adopt "presumed consent" for organ donation. At first glance, this seems a reasonable policy to increase the number of organs available for people in need. But this policy is fraught with risks. I am not against organ donation, far from it! I am myself an organ donor and two members of my immediate family have benefited from organ donation. This is an issue that I know well.

However, ...

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Decision of the Supreme Court in the Carter Case: Vulnerable people are most at risk

Montreal, February 6, 2015 - The citizen network Living with Dignity and the Physicians' Alliance against Euthanasia acknowledge today's ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General). By stipulating that Kay Carter was within her rights to demand assisted suicide, and asking the Parliament of Canada to amend the Criminal Code to state that "medical aid in dying" is not a homicide, and therefore should not be penalized, the ...

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