Free and informed consent?

NOTE: The original article was published in French in the Huffintgon Post on July 20, 2016 (read original article here >>).

Free and informed consent?

We learned in The Gazette (>>) that there have been ministerial modifications to conform the Act respecting end-of-life care to the federal law. Among other changes, a reflection period of 10 days has been added as well as the validation of a request by two independent witnesses. In short, measures to reduce the risks associated with a ...

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Open letter to Mme Véronique Hivon

Living with Dignity supports the freedom of palliative care professionals at the MUHC (and in any hospital) who want to preserve safe spaces for patients. Here we reproduce an open letter to Mrs Véronique Hivon to denounce her attack against the MUHC palliative care unit who refuse to euthanize their patients.

Open letter to Mme Véronique Hivon

Mme Hivon:

You label as « ideology » the decision made by the McGill University Health Centre to not euthanize patients on the palliative care ward.

“The ...

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C-14 now law: the resistance continues

The federal government’s bill C-14 was adopted this past Friday, June 17th 2016, by a majority of Senate members. In receiving royal assent, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been officially legalized throughout Canada.

As of today, the Criminal Code contains “exemptions from the offences of culpable homicide, of aiding suicide and of administering a noxious thing, in order to permit medical practitioners and nurse practitioners to provide medical assistance in dying and to permit pharmacists and other persons to assist ...

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Rally in Ottawa: solidarity as a cure

The Ottawa rally opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide, organized by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the Physicians Alliance against Euthanasia and Living with Dignity took place as planned, yesterday, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Hundreds of people had traveled to Ottawa, while a number of speakers took the stage both to denounce Bill C-14 and to reaffirm their opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide.

All speakers (spokespersons of human rights organizations, MPs and members of the Senate) reminded the federal government ...

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