assisted dying

Feds appear in no rush to conduct overdue parliamentary review of assisted dying law

Feds appear in no rush to conduct overdue parliamentary review of assisted dying law

 

Justice Minister David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. 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 as grounds for ending a patient's life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Medically assisted deaths rising as Canadians grow more comfortable with the idea

OTTAWA — Almost 7,600 Canadians received medical assistance to end their lives…

 

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A long-awaited, and legally required parliamentary review of Canada’s medically assisted dying regime is set to go except for the Conservative Senate caucus, which has yet to name its member of the committee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Senate wrangling over co-chair holds up parliamentary review of assisted dying law

Delay revolves around dispute over who the Senate’s committee co-chair should be

 

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Senators are being urged to accept a revised version of a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying, even though their amendments have been rejected or modified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Senators are being urged to accept a revised version of a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying, even though their amendments have been rejected or modified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals, Bloc Quebecois join forces to pass revised assisted dying bill

Liberals, Bloc Quebecois join forces to pass revised assisted dying bill

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of the sedative midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo
This July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of the sedative midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The government’s representative in the Senate concedes it’s possible that a bill to expand access to assisted dying may be struck down as unconstitutional by the courts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The government’s representative in the Senate concedes it’s possible that a bill to expand access to assisted dying may be struck down as unconstitutional by the courts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sen. Chantal Petitclerc poses for a photo before taking her place in the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday April 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Senators likely to propose major amendments to assisted dying bill

Senators likely to propose major amendments to assisted dying bill

Sen. Chantal Petitclerc poses for a photo before taking her place in the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday April 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this file photo, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette delivers the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this file photo, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette delivers the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. For the third time, the federal government is asking a Quebec court for more time to revamp Canada's assisted-dying law. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds asking court for third extension to deal with revamped assisted-dying regime

Feds asking court for third extension to deal with revamped assisted-dying regime

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. For the third time, the federal government is asking a Quebec court for more time to revamp Canada's assisted-dying law. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Leader of the Opposition Erin O'Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The House of Commons passed a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying Thursday after the Conservatives ended a days-long filibuster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Commons passes assisted-dying bill after Conservatives end filibuster

Commons passes assisted-dying bill after Conservatives end filibuster

Leader of the Opposition Erin O'Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The House of Commons passed a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying Thursday after the Conservatives ended a days-long filibuster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. O'Toole says his party is prepared to stay in Parliament around the clock to push for more debate on a new bill on medical assistance in dying. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservatives prepared to debate assisted-dying bill around the clock: O’Toole

Conservatives prepared to debate assisted-dying bill around the clock: O’Toole

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. O'Toole says his party is prepared to stay in Parliament around the clock to push for more debate on a new bill on medical assistance in dying. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Bill C-4 passed in the House of Commons to authorize new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Tory MPs keep talking on assisted dying bill as clock ticks down to Dec. 18 deadline

OTTAWA — Conservative MPs are refusing to be rushed into a vote…

Bill C-4 passed in the House of Commons to authorize new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Assisted-death bill sends wrong message to Indigenous people, advocates say

Assisted-death bill sends wrong message to Indigenous people, advocates say

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The House of Commons has given approval in principle to a bill that would make it easier for dying Canadians to get medical help to end their suffering. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Assisted-dying bill wins approval in principle over Conservative objections

Assisted-dying bill wins approval in principle over Conservative objections

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The House of Commons has given approval in principle to a bill that would make it easier for dying Canadians to get medical help to end their suffering. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservatives accuse government of reckless rush to ease access to assisted dying

Conservatives accuse government of reckless rush to ease access to assisted dying

Conservatives accuse government of reckless rush to ease access to assisted dying

Conservatives accuse government of reckless rush to ease access to assisted dying
Nova Scotia woman fails to win stay as husband seeks medically assisted death

Nova Scotia woman fails to win stay as husband seeks medically assisted death

Nova Scotia woman fails to win stay as husband seeks medically assisted death

Nova Scotia woman fails to win stay as husband seeks medically assisted death
Feds ask court for second extension on changes to assisted-dying law

Feds ask court for second extension on changes to assisted-dying law

Feds ask court for second extension on changes to assisted-dying law

Feds ask court for second extension on changes to assisted-dying law
Quebec court gives Ottawa four more months to amend assisted-dying law

Quebec court gives Ottawa four more months to amend assisted-dying law

MONTREAL — A Quebec court has given the federal government more time…

Quebec court gives Ottawa four more months to amend assisted-dying law
A new study dispels concerns that vulnerable people were being pushed into requesting medical aid in dying because they had few other options, in a Feb. 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Medical aid in dying not driven by lack of access to palliative care: new study

MONTREAL — Medical aid in dying is not being driven by factors…

A new study dispels concerns that vulnerable people were being pushed into requesting medical aid in dying because they had few other options, in a Feb. 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)