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Dying With Dignity Canada urges the Senate to hold firm on amendment to Bill C-14’s eligibility criteria

Dying With Dignity Canada is urging Canadian senators to hold firm in their commitment to making Bill C-14, the federal assisted dying bill, comply with the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Carter v. Canada.

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Dr. David Amies: Many questions loom over assisted dying bill, but it's not all bad

June 6 has come and gone, but the doom and gloom that was threatened if Bill C-14 was not passed by the deadline has yet to arise. While questions still remain over assisted dying in Canada, provincial regulators have stepped forward to provide leadership and guidance in the midst of so much uncertainty. In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies outlines how each province is regulating assisted dying and what might be next for Bill C-14.

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Dying With Dignity Canada decries ‘discriminatory’ proposed amendment to Bill C-14

Update: Senator Carignan's amendment, which would have required non-terminal patients to receive a judge's permission to access assisted dying, was voted down in the Senate on Thursday.

Dying With Dignity Canada is speaking out against a proposed amendment to Bill C-14 that would require desperately ill Canadians to seek a judge’s permission to access medical assistance in dying.

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Dr. David Amies: Bad legislation, unfair barriers cast pall on assisted dying breakthrough

Physician-assisted dying is finally decriminalized in Canada, but many unfair barriers remain. In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies writes about the current "legal limbo" surrounding assisted dying in Canada and why so many desperately ill Canadians cannot afford to have Bill C-14 passed into law.

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Leading constitutional experts slam Bill C-14 at Senate hearing

On the same day physician-assisted dying became decriminalized in Canada, constitutional experts gathered at a Senate hearing to slam Bill C-14, the federal government’s proposed assisted dying legislation.

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Compassion and choice prevail: Assisted dying is no longer illegal in Canada

Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is heralding the decriminalization of assisted dying in Canada as a major step forward for human rights in this country.

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Dying With Dignity Canada calls on senators to fix Liberals’ assisted dying bill

Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is calling on the Senate to take time to make necessary amendments to Bill C-14 after the House of Commons voted to pass the proposed assisted dying legislation on Tuesday evening.

The bill passed by a vote of 186-137, with all but four government MPs in attendance voting in favour.

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New video: I feel 'betrayed' by Bill C-14, says B.C.’s John Priddle

One day, John Priddle's Friedreich's ataxia will leave him feeling “trapped” inside his own body, unable to speak or move and plagued with chronic pain. He knows there’s no stopping his disorder from getting progressively worse, so for him, medical aid in dying (MAID) provides an option — a glimmer of hope and opportunity for control — in the midst of his uncontrollable situation.

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4 reasons why there will not be a legal void if Bill C-14 doesn't pass by June 6

Key proponents of Bill C-14, the Liberal government’s proposed assisted dying law, continue to claim that a "legal vacuum" for assisted dying will exist unless legislation is passed in time for June 6, when the Supreme Court's decision in Carter v. Canada comes into force.

Regardless of whether its a deliberate scare tactic or a result of a misunderstanding of the facts, this assertion is clearly false. And a new one-page point-form summary, Josh Paterson, the executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the organization that won the assisted dying challenge in Carter v. Canada, outlines four key reasons why this is the case. 

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Dr. David Amies: Bill C-14 is an open invitation for legal challenge

In his latest piece for the DWDC blog, Dr. David Amies breaks down the elements of the Liberal government's assisted dying bill that are most likely to be legally challenged. The government can avoid the inevitable headaches by amending Bill C-14, he writes.

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