dying with dignity
An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care was adopted by Quebec in 2014 and became law on December 10. But it has been met with opposition from a coalition of doctors, and a disabled woman who challenged it in court.
Doctor-assisted suicide is legal in Quebec next month, and in the rest of Canada in February, unless Trudeau asks for a delay. Doctors are already challenging the Quebec law in court.
The future of medically assisted death is anything but certain.
In February, Canada's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the federal laws that made it a crime for doctors to help their patients die. It gave the government a year to come up with legislation to govern the practice.
Ron Siwicki says he was respecting his mother's refusal of medical care when he left her on the kitchen floor for five days.
That means figuring out what we want out of the end of our lives and acknowledging that the medical establishment does a pretty lousy job at preparing people to die.
The province of Quebec recently adopted the controversial Bill 52, also known as the “end-of-life-care bill,” which would legally permit doctors to actively participate in the death of terminally ill patients suffering from physical or psychological...