Articles about ‘Physician Assisted Dying’

Remembering the History of Euthanasia in Canada

  • August 9, 2017
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A former client recently published a piece on euthanasia in the magazine Policy Options. The article traces the history of devaluing the lives of persons with disabilities and details events in Canadian history involving euthanasia of infants with disabilities. With the legalization of medical assistance in dying, it is important to remain aware of how the lives of persons with disabilities continue to be seen as less valuable, which increases vulnerability to involuntary assistance in dying. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw’s David Baker in Globe and Mail Op-Ed

  • February 29, 2016
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Professor Trudo Lemmens were featured in a Globe and Mail op-ed this weekend explaining how the Federal Special Committee on physician assisted dying went beyond the scope of Carter and ignored important evidence.

You can read the piece here (link).

Federal Committee Report Recommendations on Physician Assisted Dying

  • February 26, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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The Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying reported their recommendations yesterday. Bakerlaw’s David Baker was among the witnesses who presented to the Committee during its consultation period. To review David’s submissions see our earlier blog post here (link).

The Report reaches well beyond what was contemplated by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter v Canada decision. » Read the rest

David Baker on CBC’s Power and Politics

  • February 2, 2016
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker was on CBC’s Power and Politics last night debating different legislative approaches to physician assisted dying. Mr. Baker appeared with Professor Jocelyn Downie.

 

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Or visit the CBC’s website here (link).

David Baker on CBC’s Power and Politics

  • February 1, 2016
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker is scheduled to appear on CBC’s Power and Politics at 6:30pm tonight! He will be discussing physician assisted dying with Professor Jocelyn Downie.

If you miss it, check out our blog tomorrow to see the clip.

SCC Grants Extension and Exemptions in Carter

  • January 15, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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The Supreme Court of Canada has granted a 4 month extension to the Federal Government to allow it more time to draft legislation regarding physician assisted suicide. The Attorney General of Canada had requested a 6 month extension however, the majority concluded that 4 months was appropriate given the four month break that took place when Parliament was dissolved in early August in anticipation of the election and did not resume until early December. » Read the rest

Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario: Facing a Future with Assisted Suicide

  • September 23, 2015
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On Sunday, October 4, 2015, Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) is presenting its “Facing a Future with Assisted Suicide” webinar (link to flyer for webinar).

Dr. Eric Wasylenko, Director of the Dosseter Centre of Health Ethics, will moderate, with disability rights lawyer David Baker and health law expert Gilbert Sharpe forming the expert panel leading the discussion on the remaining questions that need to be addressed in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 (link to case). » Read the rest

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