Victoria Chapter Media Coverage

Learn how we've been raising awareness on assisted dying on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, BC.

Recent media coverage:

April 18, 2017: Expansion brings assisted-dying issue to fore, Times Colonist

April 9, 2017: B.C. takes lead in medically assisted dying with dedicated care coordinators, Vancouver Sun

April 3, 2017: B.C. quietly creates system to help patients access medically assisted dying, Vancouver Sun

March 25, 2017: Lessons from the life and death of the phenomenal John T. Shields, National Observer

March 25, 2017: Labour leader John Shields mourned as pillar of social justice, Times Colonist

March 23, 2017: Noreen Speaks: B.C.’s Noreen Campbell talks about managing fear and gaining peace of mind (DWDC blog)

March 1, 2017: Care homes must have policies on assisted dying, Times Colonist (letter-to-the-editor)

February 26, 2017: 'He was very, very angry:' B.C. woman speaks out after friend denied assisted death at care home, CTV News Vancouver Island

February 26, 2017: 'Take my name off the list: I can't do any more': Some doctors backing out of assisted death, National Post

February 18, 2017: B.C.'s Noreen Campbell reflects on her choice in new video series, DWDC blog

February 17, 2017: Circle of life: Former Victoria maternity doctor now helps terminally ill end their suffering, Vancouver Sun

February 15, 2017: Doctor questions St. Joseph’s Hospital’s SGO, Comox Valley Record

February 15, 2017: Another doctor voicing concerns re. hospice, Comox Valley Record

February 13, 2017: Health authorities, B.C. Coroners Service to evaluate doctor-assisted deaths, CBC News

February 9, 2017: Hospice beds: One possible solution, Comox Valley Record

February 8, 2017: Hospice beds: St. Joe's has a plan, Comox Valley Record

February 2, 2017: Questions surround location of new hospice beds, Comox Valley Record

February 2, 2017: How do you put a price on medical aid in dying? The Globe and Mail

January 25, 2017: Jeffrey Brooks speaks about Noreen Campbell and more, CFAX 1070 Radio

January 21, 2017: Vancouver Island reports B.C.'s highest assisted death rate, CBC News (full article)

January 20, 2017: Why a B.C. woman chose an assisted death, The Globe and Mail

January 19, 2017: After 55-year bond, couple denied assisted death together, Times Colonist

January 18, 2017: Advocacy group helping to remove barriers to assisted dying in Canada, The Globe and Mail

January 17, 2017: Vancouver Island reports B.C.'s highest assisted death rate, CBC Radio One's On the Island (audio)

January 17, 2017: Assisted Dying: Till death do us part, The Globe and Mail

January 17, 2017: 'For me every breath is work': Why Noreen Campbell chose assisted dying, CBC: The Current Interview with Dr. Brian Goldman and Anna-Maria Tremonti

January 13, 2017: Dying words: North Saanich woman’s appointment with death, Times Colonist

January 13, 2017: Demand for doctor-assisted dying on Vancouver Island grows, CHEK News

January 13, 2017: B.C. nurse sought wider access to legally assisted death, CBC News Online

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October 27, 2016: Dying With Dignity has advice for St. Joe's, Comox Valley Record

October 20, 2016: B.C. doctor resigns from Catholic hospital board after it refuses to offer medically-assisted death, CBC News

October 20, 2016: Comox Valley doctor protests hospital’s stand on assisted dying, CHEK NEWS (video)

October19, 2016: Doctor resigns from ethics committee, Comox Valley Record

October 18, 2016: B.C. doctor takes stand against Catholic hospital’s assisted dying policy, The Globe and Mail

October 18, 2016: Comox hospital’s ban on medically assisted death denounced, Times Colonist

June 16, 2016: Bad legislation is worse than no legislation, Jeffrey Brooks writes in a letter to the Globe and Mail.

June 12, 2016: Jeffrey Brooks writes a letter to the Times Colonist about why the absence of law is better than the flawed Bill C-14.

June 6, 2016: On CBC's The Current, doctors—including Victoria's Dr. Stefanie Green and Vancouver's Dr. Ellen Wiebe—discuss how to proceed as the deadline passes for assisted dying legislation.

May 23, 2016: Jeffrey Brooks, Victoria Chapter Co-chair, speaks to Ian Jessop about the flawed Bill C-14.

April 19, 2016: Ellen Agger speaks to radio host Ian Jessop about Bill C-14.

April 15, 2016: CBC's The National features Victoria supporter and advocate Laura Phelps and DWDC CEO Shanaaz Gokool.

April 14, 2016: Ellen Agger speaks to radio host Al Ferraby about the federal government's proposed assisted dying legislation.

April 14, 2016: Jeffrey Brooks speaks to radio host Joe Perkins about Bill C-14.

April 14, 2016: John Priddle, DWDC Victoria Chapter and Disability Advisory Council member, speaks to the Times Colonist in response to the federal assisted dying legislation.

April 4, 2016: In response to the Times Colonist piece Transplants and Assisted Dying: A Family's Story, co-chair Jeffrey Brooks wrote about hospice patients having the option of assisted death.

March 9, 2016: DWDC Victoria Chapter co-chair, Ellen Agger, explains why she advocates for end of life choice.

March 9, 2016: Dr. Adrian Fine, Physicians Advisory Council and Victoria Chapter member, reflects on the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons’ recommendations and the lack of leadership on the part of the B.C. government.

February 10, 2016: MDs must provide effective referrals, writes John Priddle in the Times Colonist. 

January 18, 2016: Jeffrey Brooks speaks to CFAX about physician assisted dying and palliative care.

January 15, 2016: Member John Priddle reflects on his condition and the four-month extension that pushed decriminalized to June 6th, rather than February 6th.