Bill S-225 isn’t good

Bill S-225 was recently introduced in the Senate of Canada. This bill aims to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. It would do this by amending sections 14 and 251 of the Criminal Code of Canada. We oppose the legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide because they are not needed. Efforts should go towards improving proper access to pain and symptom management to everyone who needs it. Efforts should also go towards improving suicide prevention and appropriate access to ...

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Israel has not allowed its first case of euthanasia

Some media report that Israel just allowed euthanasia for the first time. It is not the case. The situation in question isn't a case of euthanasia, but one of withdrawal of treatment. There is a lot of confusion on this topic, and many people confuse euthanasia with withdrawal of treatment (including 22% of people in Quebec).

In this recent Israeli case, the court allowed the disconnection of life support machines keeping a man alive. There is a significant difference ...

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RE: If assisted suicide is a right, how can it not be for all?

Letter sent in response to Andrew Coyne's article If assisted suicide is a right, how can it not be for all?

Andrew Coyne is correct when he states that four years ago parliament voted 226 against 59 against legalizing euthanasia. He is also correct in stating that “much has changed since then”

It is hard to understand how public opinion can appear to have changed in so short a period of time.

In ...

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Healthcare reforms

A few months after the adoption of an Act respecting end-of-life care (previously Bill 52), Minister Gaétan Barrette wants to reform health and social services networks. But this reform is dangerous for the public.

Mr. Ménard, a well-known lawyer for the rights of patients, says in Le Devoir that “it goes much further than a simple reform of the structure. It goes backwards in terms of transparency, network independence and accountability, and the population doesn’t realise what is happening”. He ...

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Pro-euthanasia attack from all fronts

The pro-euthanasia activists pulled out all the stops today in an undisguised bid to influence the Supreme Court judges as they prepare to hear the Carter case next week.

First of all they present another survey, said to have found that a majority of Canadians wants doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients. It’s not the first time this claim has been made. Without going into the questionable technique of using a ...

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