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Infographic: Your impact by the numbers in 2016

How did you — our passionate and dedicated advocates and supporters — help Dying With Dignity Canada effect change in 2016? The numbers speak for themselves.

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Video: Approved for assisted dying, Noreen Campbell opens up about her choice

Noreen Campbell was prepared and ready. Just one day after medical assistance in dying (MAID) was decriminalized in Canada on June 6, she submitted her application.

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Video: Why doctors who support assisted dying don't provide it

It’s been six months since Bill C-14 became the law of the land, and many of our nation’s doctors continue to have their hands tied because of unclear eligibility criteria, the fear of institutional punishment, and a patchwork doctor referral network.

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Dying With Dignity Canada disappointed with Ottawa’s approach to studying the future of Canada's assisted dying law

The announcement of independent studies into Bill C-14 suggests the federal government has no intention of bringing Canada’s assisted dying rules in line with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Dying With Dignity Canada says.

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Proposed Ontario rules would limit transparency around assisted dying

A new bill tabled at Queen’s Park on Wednesday threatens to impede Ontarians’ right to access important information regarding healthcare facilities’ policies on medical assistance in dying.

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Dr. David Amies: The problem with 'reasonably foreseeable'

The "reasonably foreseeable" requirement of Bill C-14 forces Canadians seeking medical assistance in dying to defer to "them who know best." In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies writes about the background of that phrase within the Liberal government, comparing Canada's to U.S. and European laws.

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Playwright, DWDC supporter's charming video highlights importance of making a living will

Dying With Dignity Canada’s supporters have always been the beating heart of our organization. While the past two years have been jam-packed with groundbreaking victories and infuriating setbacks, we have been continuously amazed by the passion and creativity of our supporters throughout it all.

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Dr. David Amies: South Australia assisted dying bill fails by one vote

While 75 per cent of South Australians support assisted dying laws, the state's MPs voted the proposed bill down last week. In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies writes about this disappointing result and the politicians who place piety over patients.

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Dr. David Amies: End-of-life planning isn't morbid, it's good common sense

The importance of proactively planning for end-of-life care cannot be overstated, writes Dr. David Amies in this latest blog post. By having honest, in-depth conversations with family members and healthcare providers about our end-of-life wishes, we can give ourselves peace of mind.

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Ontario proposal threatens to entrench unfair barriers to assisted dying access

Update: Bill 41 passed in the Ontario legislature on Dec. 7, 2016. The provision strengthening the ability for religiously affiliated public hospitals to opt out of allowing assisted dying remained in the legislation and is now law.

Dying With Dignity Canada is raising the alarm on the Ontario government’s recently tabled Bill 41, which, if passed un-amended, will further empower publicly funded hospitals to deny or otherwise obstruct Ontarians’ right to medical assistance in dying (MAID).

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