Judge’s ruling on the interpretation of Bill C-14 is encouraging, Dying With Dignity Canada says

An Ontario judge’s ruling on the interpretation of Canada’s assisted dying law is encouraging, and it may clear up some of the confusion surrounding who is legally eligible for access, Dying With Dignity Canada says.

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My husband wanted his choice to be part of his legacy. This is our story.

Since Canada's assisted dying law passed one year ago, there has been only one confirmed case of a medically assisted death on the tiny province of Prince Edward Island.

It was Paul Couvrette's.

But before he embarked on his "new adventure," Paul asked his beloved wife, Liana, to share the story of their love and how he chose to die with dignity, completely on his own terms.

Now, Liana is keeping her promise.

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Day 3: Court challenge to the CPSO’s policy of effective referral for assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada made oral arguments Thursday during the third and final day of hearings into the court challenge against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) policy on effective referral for assisted dying.

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Dr. David Amies: A look at Canada's assisted dying law, one year later

As Canada's assisted dying law nears its one-year anniversary, Dr. David Amies reflects on areas where the legislation succeeds, where it fails and what its future might hold in the months and years to come.

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Day 2: Court challenge to the CPSO’s policy of effective referral for assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada was back in court on Wednesday, June 14 for the second day of hearings in the court challenge to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) effective referral policy.

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Two Montrealers launch legal challenge to assisted dying laws

Two Montrealers living with degenerative diseases are going to court to challenge the federal and Quebec assisted dying laws. Both, they argue, contain restrictions that are unconstitutional.

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In Case You Missed It: May 2017

In Case You Missed It is a monthly round-up of news articles and commentaries featuring Dying With Dignity Canada speakers and stories. Did you miss these stories in May?

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Tom's story: My mother fought for and won the choice of a peaceful death

Renate Morris was told time and time again that she would not qualify for an assisted death. But instead of accepting that her fate was out of her hands, she empowered herself and fought for what she knew was her Charter right. In this special blog post, her son Thomas and daughter-in-law Elaine write about her incredible journey towards the peaceful and dignified death she wanted.

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New plaintiff joins B.C. court challenge to federal assisted dying law

A 68-year-old British Columbia woman with Parkinson’s disease is the latest plaintiff to join a court case challenging a controversial restriction in Canada’s assisted dying law.

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