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  • Veterans affairs minister says no more assisted dying cases found despite new claims
    Lawrence MacAulay and his deputy said the department could not confirm the claims by retired corporal and Paralympian Christine Gauthier that she was offered MAiD.
    Canada
    Dec 5
  • Supporters in Dartmouth, N.S. demand better health care for veterans
    The chair of the Legal Assistance Foundation, says many are worried about the care being offered, especially in light of a recent investigation by Veterans Affairs Canada.
    Canada
    Dec 8
  • Trudeau says assisted dying offers to veterans ‘unacceptable’ as cases mount
    Trudeau spoke a day after a paraplegic veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces shocked lawmakers by revealing she had been offered medically-assisted death by a VAC employee.
    Canada
    Dec 2
  • Regina resident applied for medically assisted death after consistent surgical delays
    Jolene Van Alstine has been living with her diagnosis for six years. She has experienced abdominal pain, low blood pressure, frequent bone fractures, anxiety and depression.
    Canada
    Nov 30
  • The West Block – Episode 11, Season 12
    Watch the full episode of The West Block with host Mercedes Stephenson – November 27, 2022.
    Canada
    Nov 27
  • How poverty, not pain, is driving Canadians with disabilities to consider medically-assisted death
    Experts say poverty and stress are making people sicker, and driving a lot of Canadians with disabilities to consider ending their lives.
    Canada
    Oct 8
  • Timeline: Assisted death in Canada
    Helping someone take their own life is a crime in Canada, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. But any day now, that could change. The Supreme Court is deciding if the law against assisted suicide is unconstitutional and should be struck down.
    Jan 23, 2015
  • Nearly 7,000 Canadians have died with medical assistance: Health Canada
    According to the latest interim report compiled by Health Canada, 6,749 people have received medically assisted deaths. That amounts to roughly one per cent of all deaths in Canada.
    Canada
    Apr 25, 2019
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  • Assisted death: Around 200 Canadians have taken advantage of new law
    About 200 Canadians have received help killing themselves since legislation authorizing medically assisted suicide came into force in June, new figures obtained by The Canadian Press show, but those numbers do not paint the whole picture.
    Canada
    Oct 6, 2016
  • Veterans Affairs assisted dying probe finds 2 more cases, RCMP contacted: minister
    "I can confirm the RCMP have been contacted, and the department has taken steps to formally refer the case," MacAulay said of the discovery.
    Canada
    Nov 24
  • Canadian Senate passes Bill C-7, expanding assisted dying to include mental illness
    The bill is expected to receive royal assent later tonight.
    Canada
    Mar 17, 2021
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  • Assisted dying incident puts Veterans Affairs’ mental health supports in doubt: advocates
    With many Afghanistan and Iraq veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries, advocates say the need to provide proper care is more important than ever.
    Canada
    Aug 16
  • Veterans Affairs says worker ‘inappropriately’ discussed medically assisted death with veteran
    The offer was made despite the combat veteran not requesting the procedure or even mentioning the issue to his case manager, multiple sources told Global News.
    Canada
    Aug 16
  • Ottawa orders ‘full and thorough’ probe into veteran assisted dying discussion
    "If that veteran was close to the edge, that might have been the hair that broke the camel's back," one veteran told Global News. "It's so cavalier with somebody's life."
    Canada
    Aug 19
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  • Nova Scotia removes some restrictions for medical assistance in dying
    Audrey Parker had terminal cancer and received a medically assisted death sooner than she wanted because she feared she wouldn't be well enough to give late-stage consent.
    Canada
    Aug 9
  • Assisted death: What happens if there’s no new law?
    The Criminal Code's prohibition on physician-assisted death expires June 6 - no matter what the federal government does or doesn't do.
    Canada
    Apr 21, 2016
  • Health-care costs in Canada dropped after assisted dying became legal
    The report on assisted dying said since becoming legal on June 17, 2016, Canada's health-care costs have dropped $86.9 million.
    Health
    Oct 20, 2020
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  • Drug used for assisted deaths in other countries now available in Canada
    Secobarbital is considered the best way for suffering individuals who want to control the manner of their death as much as possible.
    Canada
    Nov 17, 2017
  • Medical assistance in dying: Do doctors need to know more about Canada’s new law?
    Canada's new medical assistance in dying law opens access to the procedure for more Canadians, but some say they are being unfairly denied. Can more awareness help?
    Health
    May 6, 2021
  • Canadian pediatricians ‘increasingly’ being asked about assisted death for children
    Canadian doctors say it's still far too early to make any decisions, but the medical community should start thinking about issues involving assisted death for minors.
    Canada
    Oct 26, 2017
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  • Liberals set to drop some assisted dying restrictions with new legislation
    The requirement for death to be "reasonably foreseeable" was deemed unconstitutional last year.
    Canada
    Feb 24, 2020
  • Suicide and assisted death are different: insurance providers
    Life-insurance providers have told the federal government its members are willing to lift the standard two-year exemption for suicides and pay out policies on people who end their lives through physician-assisted death.
    Canada
    Apr 10, 2016