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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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In Case You Missed It: April 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 April?

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Manitoba assisted dying bill threatens to reinforce barriers to access

The Manitoba government’s new assisted dying bill threatens to create new barriers to access for residents looking to access their right to a peaceful death, Dying With Dignity Canada says.

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Assisted dying opponent won't chair study on advance requests

A university professor who once likened the arguments of assisted dying advocates to Nazi propaganda will no longer chair an influential study on advance requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID).

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Ontario legislature passes assisted dying bill

The passage of Bill 84 is a “mixed blessing” for the implementation of assisted dying in the province of Ontario, Dying With Dignity Canada says.

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David's story: How my mother's desperate decision led me to support Dying With Dignity Canada

One year ago, on an early Sunday morning, David J. Adams’ mother made a desperate decision in the hopes of ending her unbearable suffering. It shouldn’t have had to come to that, and that’s why Canadians need Dying With Dignity Canada, he writes.

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Right-to-die opponent to lead federal study on advance consent for assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada is calling for clarification after a vocal opponent of assisted dying was appointed to lead a working group that will report to Parliament about the possible expansion of the country’s right-to-die law.

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