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Musings on Canadian Politics: Quebec at forefront of right-to-die movement

The Quebec National Assembly introduced a bill on Wednesday that will allow health professionals to use medical procedures to end the lives of patients near death who are suffering and want to end their lives.

The legislation “is intended for people at the end of their life to die with autonomy and dignity,” said Veronique . . . → Read More: Musings on Canadian Politics: Quebec at forefront of right-to-die movement

The Disaffected Lib: A Cautionary Tale – The Right to Die

Here’s something to think about.

A few days ago I experienced, first-hand, the death of a dear friend.  He had been in decline for several months.   This necessitated a few stays in hospital.

While in hospital my friend had signed a “DNR” or Do Not Resuscitate authorization.  It was his wish that, should he succumb, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Cautionary Tale – The Right to Die

The Disaffected Lib: BC Court Strikes Down Ban on Assisted Suicide

It’s about time.  A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has upheld a terminally ill woman’s right to physician-assisted suicide.

Justice Lynn Smith held the ban to be discriminatory and unconstitutional.   The woman, who has late-stage ALS, was represented by veteran lawyer Joe Arvey.

“I describe the evidence and the legal arguments that have led me . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: BC Court Strikes Down Ban on Assisted Suicide