Physician-assisted dying is not really my beat, but with the Supreme Court deadline upon us, I thought it was import that we touch base on where things stand.
Just days after an Angus Reid Institute poll about Canadian attitudes on assisted dying (the same day my write-up on it concluded), we have information about what might be in the assisted dying legislation the Liberal government is drafting. For those who haven’t been following the issue, here’s a quick … Continue reading →
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 →