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Supreme Court doctor-assisted death decision: At a glance

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down Canada's assisted suicide laws to call for new legislation to allow mentally competent but …

The Supreme Court gets it right on assisted suicide

'It is a crime in Canada to assist another person in ending her own life." Those are the opening lines of the Supreme Court's unanimous decision striking down that very section of the Criminal Code. "People who are grievously and irremediably ill," write the judges, "cannot seek a physician's …

Landmark Supreme Court ruling favouring 'death with dignity' could become election issue

Print<p>Related<p><b>What are your thoughts on this landmark decision?</b> <b>Comment on our Facebook page</b><b>.</b><p>==<p>OTTAWA — The matter of "how Canadians die" risks becoming …

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Supreme Court strikes down ban on doctor-assisted suicide

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada shifted the goalposts Friday on one of the most fundamental of human laws.<p>In a charter precedent that will go …

Assisted suicide: Physicians want more palliative care as well

Doctors in palliative care have been pushing for years for more consultation with governments <i>and</i> families about end-of-life care.<p>The Canadian Medical …