In Part 1, I covered the recommendations of the federal Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM) that the respondents of an Angus Reid Institute survey mostly agreed with. Now I’m going to talk about the main issue they disagreed with, and why the survey respondents are wrong. PDAM … Continue reading
On February 25th, the federal Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM), established following the 2015 Supreme Court ruling striking down the ban on physician-assisted dying, released its first report.
The BC Humanist Association tweeted, Great @DWDCanada video: It’s time to end religious privilege in healthcare. Worth repeating, The wishes of a patient are what matters most.
Lately, I have been seething with frustration about religious people’s failure to accept simple concepts or grasp the idea of individual rights when their religion tells them those concepts and those rights are against their religion. In his article, “Religious Opponents of Assisted Dying Ignore Earthly Realities,” Dr. David Amies, … Continue reading →
A recent article in the Globe and Mail announced, “Liberals to Whip the Vote in Favour of Assisted-Dying Law.” While this is good news, not everyone is happy: The Conservatives and NDP, however, view the issue as a personal one – and say they will allow MPs to vote according … Continue reading →
In this January 4, 2016 Legion of Reason video, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson discusses the history of the fight to recognize the right to die in Canada, common arguments against physician-assisted death and where the next battleground is likely to be. At @19:20 Tyson provides an example of … Continue reading →