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Team of MPs, senators to study new rules for assisted dying

A new joint committee of MPs and senators will be tasked with providing Canadian Parliament with recommendations for legislation on physician assisted dying.

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Quebec's Bill 52 leads to new investments in palliative care

What will the striking down of Canada’s anti-assisted dying laws mean for the future of palliative care?

If the experiences of jurisdictions with legal end-of-life choice are any indication, we can expect the legalization of assisted death will be accompanied by significant new investments in palliative care.

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Video: Lee Carter on her mother's choice

The case and the decision we now know as Carter v. Canada technically paved the way for the realization of the right to die with dignity in Canada after February 6, 2016. But behind the legalese and the obstacles still lying ahead, there are the people — the people who patiently wait but desperately need help to end their own intolerable suffering caused by grievous and irremediable medical conditions.

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Study finds federal survey on assisted dying 'ambiguous and biased'

The new Liberal government has a lot of work to do as it decides how to respond to the Supreme Court’s February ruling on physician assisted dying. One of the major tasks ahead is determining what it will do with the Conservative-appointed External Panel on physician assisted dying.

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Dr. David Amies: Trudeau's choices after Harper's departure

In his latest post to DWD Canada's blog, Dr. David Amies tells of his introduction to DWD Canada and shares his views on the political landscape following the general election.

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B.C. government refuses to 'shine the way' on assisted dying

The B.C. government under Premier Christy Clark has taken a pass on an important opportunity to prepare the province for the looming decriminalization of physician assisted dying.

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Will access to assisted dying be consistent across Canada?

A lack of leadership on the part of the outgoing federal government left Canada's provincial governments and medical regulators to corral themselves in developing new rules for assisted dying. The result, writes DWD Canada Physicians Advisory Council member Dr. David Amies, may be a regulatory patchwork in which residents in some provinces have fair access to their right to die with dignity, while others do not.

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DWD Canada, BC Civil Liberties release 'Blueprint for Leadership' on assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada and the BC Civil Liberties Association have released an open letter outlining the steps Canadian decision-makers need to take to ensure equitable, safe and timely access to physician assisted dying.

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Liberals urged not to ask for extension on assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada is urging the incoming Liberal government to rule out asking the Supreme Court for more time to implement its decision on physician assisted dying.

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Medical colleges play 'God' with new rules for assisted dying

A new report in the National Post raises troubling questions about how Canada's provincial medical regulators are preparing for the looming decriminalization of physician assisted dying.

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