Liberals’ assisted-dying bill is now law after clearing final hurdles Senate rejects amendment that would have sent bill to Supreme Court for review The Liberal government’s much debated and often criticized assisted dying bill is now law. The bill received royal assent Friday afternoon after passing a final vote in the Senate earlier in the day. The bill was voted through after a final READ MORE

Senate changes to C-14 ‘very bad news’, opponents charge By Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA – The Senate has put itself on a collision course with the House of Commons after it voted to amend the government’s assisted-suicide bill to include people who may not be facing imminent death. Senators approved an amendment to Bill C-14 on June 8 that removes the READ MORE

How mental illness complicates medically assisted dying K. SONU GAIND K. Sonu Gaind is president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and an associate professor at the University of Toronto. ———————————- Do no harm. How do we square this guiding tenet with medically assisted death? Which is the greater harm – helping a person to end his life, or allowing continued suffering READ MORE