Medically assisted deaths rose by 17% in 2020, continuing upward trend: Health Canada

Almost 7,600 Canadians received medical assistance to end their lives last year, continuing a trend of steady annual increases in cases since the procedure was legalized in 2016. Health Canada … Read More

Psychiatrists more open to assisted dying for people with mental illnesses: survey

Canadian psychiatrists’ attitude toward medical assistance in dying for people with mental illnesses appears to have undergone a sea change over the past five years. When Canada first legalized assisted … Read More

Canadian Senate passes Bill C-7, expanding assisted dying to include mental illness

The Senate has passed a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying, including eventually to people suffering solely from mental illnesses. By a vote of 60-25, with five … Read More

O’Toole says Tories are prepared to debate assisted dying bill around the clock

Many people will suffer needlessly if Conservatives continue filibustering a bill on medically assisted dying beyond a court-imposed deadline of Dec. 18, Justice Minister David Lametti said Tuesday. Conservative Leader … Read More

Canadian Senators mull how far to go to protect charter rights in assisted dying bill

There was a strong message conveyed to cabinet ministers last week as senators grilled them on the Trudeau government’s bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying. We told … Read More

‘Discriminatory’: Psychiatrists slam exclusion of mental illness in assisted dying bill

The federal bill revising the rules on medically assisted death in Canada has raised the ire of the Canadian Psychiatric Association over the proposed law’s explicit rejection of mental illness … Read More

Health-care costs in Canada dropped after assisted dying became legal

Since Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying came into effect more than four years ago, health-care costs have dropped millions of dollars, according to a Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) … Read More

Conservatives accuse government of rushing assisted dying legislation

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 9, 2020 4:45 pm     Updated October 9, 2020 4:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Bill to amend law on assisted dying in Canada reintroduced 2 months before court deadline

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 5, 2020 5:09 pm     Updated October 5, 2020 5:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Court allows Nova Scotia man to proceed with medically assisted death, wife’s stay denied

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decided Friday to dismiss the request for a stay from a woman who tried to prevent the medically assisted death of her husband. The … Read More