In this third part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler describes her husband's final days before his assisted death, and shares her reflections on the process.
In this second part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler writes about her partner's terminal illness and the development of assisted dying legislation.
Columnist Celia Chandler provides a brief history of the legal battle to get medically assisted dying legislation in Canada -- and describes her personal experience with assisted dying.
The huge amount of power that doctors have makes it likely that Canada's assisted dying laws will be abused.
Opponents of the right to medically assisted death have been active at the provincial level. In Ontario, their efforts have taken the form of a new variation on an old theme: conscientious objection.
All the Liberals had to do was construct legislation that complied with the Supreme Court ruling. But instead they bungled the file on assisted dying. Here's what happened.
The legislative stumbles over legalization of marijuana, democratic reform, and assisted dying have not affected the Liberals' popularity. But, there are some big decisions that still need to be made.
The deadline for the assisted dying legislation is coming up quick. But, if Bill C-14 isn't passed, is that really such a bad thing?
MPs had hoped to have a chance to represent their constituents' deeply felt concerns on assisted dying. The government is in a hurry, though, because June 6 is only a week away.
It has been nine months since the Supreme Court released its ruling in Carter v. Canada, striking down the constitutionality of the Criminal Code sections which prohibit physician-assisted suicide.