Canada's Health Facilities Cannot Handle Physician-Assisted Death

Published on Huffington Post on April 1st, 2016. Click here to read it on their website. On June 6, the Supreme Court of Canada's decision making physician-hastened death legal will come into effect. A parliamentary committee asked to help the government plot how that would roll out in Canada has...

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Denise Batters: Help the mentally ill. Don’t kill them

Published March 14, 2016 in the National Post. Click Here to read the full article here on their site. Questions surrounding suicide are deeply personal to me. I lost my husband, former member of Parliament Dave Batters, to suicide in 2009, after his struggle with severe anxiety and depression. I...

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Right to die: Should public hospitals have freedom of religion?

Published by GlobalNews on February 27. Click here to watch the video on their website. One of the recommendations in this week’s federal committee report on assisted death could change the way Canada treats public health institutions. The report called on federal and provincial governments to “e...

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Don’t force physicians to act against their conscience

Published in the Toronto Star. Click here to read it on their site. “Contemplating Suicide? We Can Help!” There was a time when such an advertisement pointed to a crisis line, where someone was standing by to counsel you and offer hope in a situation of intolerable pain.  

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Collins: Sanctity of life is our common mission

Published in the Ottawa Citizen. Click here to read the Article on their site. Excerpted from a presentation by Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archdiocese of Toronto on behalf of the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience to the special joint parliamentary committee on physician-assisted suicide, Feb. 3:

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