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5 things about Ontario's town hall consultations on assisted dying

Ahead of the looming decriminalization of assisted dying in Canada, the Government of Ontario is hurriedly consulting its residents on the future of end-of-life choice in the province.

In addition to holding another round of online consultations — the first was launched in the summer — the government is hosting a series of assisted dying town halls in nine cities across the province.

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Supreme Court hears arguments into feds' extension request

It’s now in the Supreme Court’s hands whether to delay the implementation of its landmark decision on physician assisted dying.

In their first sitting of 2016, justices on the high court heard arguments Monday into the federal government’s request for more time to respond to last February’s ruling in Carter v. Canada. The judgment, which strikes down the Criminal Code ban on assisted dying, was set to come into effect on Feb. 6, 2016.

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Dr. David Amies: Interesting times for Canada's right-to-die movement

In his first blog post of 2016, Dr. David Amies provides a timely summary of what's going on across the country to prepare Canada for legal assisted dying.

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Quebec's top court green lights provincial assisted dying law

Quebec assisted dying law, which had been put on hold by a lower court decision, has been given the green light by the province's top court.

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Supreme Court schedules hearing on federal government's extension request

The Supreme Court has agreed to hold a hearing on the federal government’s request to delay the decriminalization of the Supreme Court’s ruling on physician assisted dying.

Scheduled for January 11, the session will take place less than a month before the high court’s decision in Carter v. Canada is set to come into effect.

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New recommendations provide 'blueprint' for assisted dying in Canada

New recommendations released by the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on assisted dying should serve as the blueprint for a pan-Canadian system for physician-assisted death, Dying With Dignity Canada says.

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Dr. David Amies: Reflections on Quebec's historic day

In a special post for Dying With Dignity Canada's blog, Dr. David Amies offers his reflections as Quebec becomes the first province in Canada to offer compassionate choice to patients at end of life.

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Dying With Dignity Canada congratulates Quebec, makes submission to Supreme Court

Dying With Dignity Canada congratulates the Province of Quebec for offering patients at end of life medical aid in dying starting on Thursday.

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Quebec to go ahead with assisted dying plan pending appeal case

Quebec is moving forward with its plan to offer legal assisted dying starting on Thursday.

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Dr. David Amies: Learning lessons from Belgium

As Canada continues to anticipate the implementation of the Supreme Court's decision in Carter v. Canada, Dr. David Amies looks into the curious case of Simona De Moor and other lessons from Belgium's 13-year experience with assisted death.

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