Canada


Canada’s euthanasia Leviathan
Michael Cook | Apr 26 2016 | comment  
Supporters invoke Thomas Hobbes in a proposal to crush conscientious objection to euthanasia

Next, limit the harm: proposals for Canada’s new euthanasia law
Margaret Somerville | Feb 19 2016 | comment  
When legalisation is inevitable its effects must be contained.

When do we get our euthanasia app?
Peter Stockland | Feb 4 2016 | comment  
Mercy killing has become normalized, even banal, in Canada.

A bureaucracy of medical deception
Sean Murphy | Nov 23 2015 | comment  
Quebec physicians told to falsify euthanasia death certificates

‘Good for me’, but what about society?
Margaret Somerville | Oct 28 2015 | comment  
What Canada's top court left out in its judgment on assisted suicide.

Canadians should brace for the coming tsunami
Johanne Brownrigg | Feb 11 2015 | comment  
Now that assisted suicide has been effectively legalized, what comes next?

Canada’s supreme court strikes down ban on assisted suicide
Michael Cook | Feb 7 2015 | comment  
Will it have a knock-on effect south of the border?

The illusion of “peace of mind”
Monique David | Nov 1 2014 | comment  
Assuming total control over the moment of death would be a burden for the rest of one's life.

Canada at a deadly crossroads
As the Supreme Court prepares to review euthanasia, a group of distinguished doctors warns of serious consequences.

Is there meaning in suffering?
Daniel G. Opperwall | Oct 14 2014 | comment  
Advocates of euthanasia are compassionate, but they miss something: we can find meaning in pain.

There’s no “mushy middle” on euthanasia
Margaret Somerville | Oct 2 2014 | comment  
The Canadian Medical Association is not being honest about its change of policy.

“End of life options”: a young person’s game
Audrey D. Cole | Aug 1 2014 | comment  
People with disabilities feel threatened by moves to legalize killing of those who request it.

Quebec legalises euthanasia
Michael Cook | Jun 6 2014 | comment  
In the end it passed easily, by a vote of 94 to 22.

Why euthanasia slippery slopes can’t be prevented
Margaret Somerville | Mar 5 2014 | comment  
When we allow death to be inflicted, we lose our repugnance at the thought of killing other human beings.

Fact-checking claims of “well regulated euthanasia”
Margaret Somerville | Feb 24 2014 | comment  
Good ethics must be based on good facts, not hoping for the best.

Canada’s A-G to appeal assisted suicide decision
Michael Cook | Jul 17 2012 | comment  
Canada's Attorney General, Rob Nicholson, announced this week that he will appeal to the country's Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court that bans on assisted suicide were unconstitutional.

Flags of convenience: autonomy, dignity
Monique David | Apr 11 2012 | comment  
According to the newly released report, Dying with Dignity, co-signed by nine Quebec politicians, people are now ready to regard death through a new lens.

Six countries, six defeats
Peter Saunders | Feb 8 2011 | comment  
The pace of rejection of euthanasia is exceeded only by the frenetic rate at which its supporters are desperately bringing forward new bills.
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