THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Balancing Love, Vulnerability and the Right to a Doctor Assisted Death

In the United States, news is dominated by the pre-election primaries.  But in Canada, headlines are about how my country should operationalise a Supreme Court ruling on physician-assisted suicide.  The Supreme Court’s ‘Carter Decision’ found that:  Section 241 (b) and s. 14  of the Criminal Code  unjustifiably infringe s. 7  of the Charter  and are of no force or effect to the extent that ...

The Disaffected Lib: Screw Them All.

The Liberals could have done it.  The Conservatives could have done it.  The New Democrats could have embarrassed the government into doing it or at least tried and tried.  They didn’t, none of them. How many of us and our loved ones had to needlessly endure agonizing deaths? How many of those had to go ...

The Disaffected Lib: As If You Need Another Reason to Despise the Harper Government

One of the most odious and blatantly theocratic affronts perpetrated by the Harper regime is its fierce opposition to physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Team Harper is now before the B.C. Court of Appeal seeking to overturn a decision in June that struck down the government prohibition on doctor-assisted suicide. The Harper regime’s arguments ...

The Disaffected Lib: BC Court Won’t Allow Harper to "Sacrifice" Gloria Taylor

The Harper regime has lost its first attempt to thwart Gloria Taylor’s right to die. A British Columbia Supreme Court judge two months ago struck down the ban on physician assisted suicide, granting Ms. Taylor an exemption from the law while giving Parliament time to deal with the offending law. Harper, of course, religiously bound ...