Tag Archives: Carter v Canada

Weekly Update: to

by | October 8, 2016

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 1-Oct-2016 to 7-Oct-2016.

Sister Nuala Kenny and the Right to Assistance in Dying

by | August 24, 2015

Guest post by Eric MacDonald It was announced on 14th August 2015 that an inter-Provincial-Territorial advisory group on physician assisted dying was being formed. This seems almost to be a “tu quoque” to the Harper government’s risible appointment of an expert panel on assisted dying that included three members, two of which had given evidence… Read more »

Recommended Reading

by | July 22, 2015

On July 17 the Department of Justice published a news release announcing that the Government of Canada has established and external panel on options for a legislative response to Carter v. Canada. On July 18, Udo Schuklenk posted “Conservative Government Tries to Con Canadians on Assisted Dying” on his website Udo Schuklenk’s Ethx Blog: “Canada’s… Read more »

If I cannot give consent to my own death, whose body is this? Who owns my life?

by | February 8, 2015

“If I cannot give consent to my own death, whose body is this? Who owns my life?” said Sue Rodriguez in 1991 when she asked legislators to change the law to allow for assisted suicide. It is Rodriguez’s weak voice I hear when I listen to the groups who oppose the Supreme Court’s historic decision in the Carter… Read more »

Recommended Reading: “Assisted Dying Coming to Canada”

by | February 7, 2015

In his guest post for Canadian Atheist, Eric MacDonald says while there are a number of very positive responses to the decision, the reader will be regaled by many who are predicting disaster when the law comes into force. In his “initial thoughts” on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on assisted dying in Canada,… Read more »