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Dr. David Amies: Patients, not doctors, must be at the centre of assisted dying

Every doctor and nurse practitioner in Canada has the right to refuse a request for medical aid in dying (MAID) if it goes against their personal convictions. But what happens when medical professionals flat out refuse to refer suffering patients to willing physicians, effectively abandoning the individuals in their care? In response to Christian doctors challenging Ontario's assisted death referral requirement, Dr. David Amies writes about how there is no room for narrowly doctor-centred thinking or religious hypocrisy in assisted dying.

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B.C. woman, rights watchdog launch legal challenge to Bill C-14

A 25-year-old B.C. woman with a severe degenerative illness is one of the plaintiffs in the first court challenge to be launched against the federal government’s new assisted dying law.

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Dr. David Amies: It's a great pity that Bill C-14 has become law

It's flawed, it's unconstitutional, and now, it's the law of the land. In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies reflects on Bill C-14 becoming law and why, after such a long, torturous journey toward assisted dying, Canadians deserve better than what was passed.

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Senate votes to pass unconstitutional Bill C-14 through Parliament

Canadians suffering intolerably from excruciating, irremediable medical conditions, but who are not approaching end of life, have been barred once again from rightful access to assisted dying.

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Dying With Dignity Canada urges the Senate to hold firm on amendment to Bill C-14’s eligibility criteria

Dying With Dignity Canada is urging Canadian senators to hold firm in their commitment to making Bill C-14, the federal assisted dying bill, comply with the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Carter v. Canada.

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Dr. David Amies: Many questions loom over assisted dying bill, but it's not all bad

June 6 has come and gone, but the doom and gloom that was threatened if Bill C-14 was not passed by the deadline has yet to arise. While questions still remain over assisted dying in Canada, provincial regulators have stepped forward to provide leadership and guidance in the midst of so much uncertainty. In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies outlines how each province is regulating assisted dying and what might be next for Bill C-14.

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Dying With Dignity Canada decries ‘discriminatory’ proposed amendment to Bill C-14

Update: Senator Carignan's amendment, which would have required non-terminal patients to receive a judge's permission to access assisted dying, was voted down in the Senate on Thursday.

Dying With Dignity Canada is speaking out against a proposed amendment to Bill C-14 that would require desperately ill Canadians to seek a judge’s permission to access medical assistance in dying.

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Dr. David Amies: Bad legislation, unfair barriers cast pall on assisted dying breakthrough

Physician-assisted dying is finally decriminalized in Canada, but many unfair barriers remain. In his latest blog post, Dr. David Amies writes about the current "legal limbo" surrounding assisted dying in Canada and why so many desperately ill Canadians cannot afford to have Bill C-14 passed into law.

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Leading constitutional experts slam Bill C-14 at Senate hearing

On the same day physician-assisted dying became decriminalized in Canada, constitutional experts gathered at a Senate hearing to slam Bill C-14, the federal government’s proposed assisted dying legislation.

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Compassion and choice prevail: Assisted dying is no longer illegal in Canada

Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is heralding the decriminalization of assisted dying in Canada as a major step forward for human rights in this country.

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