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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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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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