Massive victory for dying with dignity

On September 11 2019, a Quebec judge ruled that parts of both the federal and Quebec assisted dying laws are too restrictive and violate people’s rights. Specifically, Quebec Superior Court Justice Christine Baudouin struck down the controversial “reasonably foreseeable” rule in Canada’s federal assisted dying law, as well as the “end of life” clause in Quebec’s … Read moreMassive victory for dying with dignity

Contact your MP re Medically-Assisted Dying (updated)

Update: Bill C-14, introduced in spring 2016 by the Liberals to legalize doctor-assisted dying, was supported on the third reading 186-137, with most Liberals in favour and most opposition MPs opposed, although 19 Conservatives supported it. Here is a letter from CUSJ President Margaret Rao, urging amendments to the bill. Dear friends, Unitarians have been on the forefront of … Read moreContact your MP re Medically-Assisted Dying (updated)

Dying with dignity: Quebec tables legislation

  June 12, 2013 – Just moments ago, the National Assembly of Quebec tabled Bill 52, historic legislation in support of better end-of-life care, including the right to medically assisted dying for the grievously ill. The tabling of the bill was met with a standing ovation. If this legislation becomes law, Quebec will become the … Read moreDying with dignity: Quebec tables legislation

Quebec tables right-to-die legislation

  By: Wanda Morris,Executive Director | Dying With Dignity Just moments ago, the National Assembly of Quebec tabled Bill 52, historic legislation in support of better end-of-life care, including the right to medically assisted dying for the grievously ill. The tabling of the bill was met with a standing ovation. If this legislation becomes law, Quebec will … Read moreQuebec tables right-to-die legislation