Category Archives: Euthanasia

Euthanasia and assisted suicide – Let’s not go there!

Action Life sent this submission to the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician Assisted Dying, at the end of October 2015: Action Life Ottawa is a non-denominational, non-profit, educational pro-life organization founded in 1971. We count 4,000 supporters in Ottawa … Continue reading

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Provincial-Territorial Group seeks death on demand

Living with Dignity is an non-profit, non-religious organization based in Quebec which opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide.  It describes its mission as follows: “… to protect the life and the inherent and inalienable dignity of people who have become vulnerable through … Continue reading

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Understanding euthanasia and assisted suicide

Action Life’s 2015 Annual General Meeting was held on November 24, 2015.  The meeting was well attended, and concluded with a presentation by Dr. Catherine Ferrier of the Physicians Alliance against Euthanasia.  Dr. Ferrier is a faculty member with McGill … Continue reading

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Euthanizing Canada

Mark Pickup is a Canadian living with multiple sclerosis. He is a long time defender of life and advocate for persons with disabilities. Action Life featured him as speaker at one of our public information meetings a number of years … Continue reading

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Status of Québec Euthanasia Law

 We share with you the latest developments concerning the Québec euthanasia law. The following is a portion of the press release issued by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Status of Québec Euthanasia Law Remains in Flux Press Release – December 10, … Continue reading

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Delay of euthanasia in Quebec

  On December 1st, Justice Michel Pinsonnault of the Quebec Superior Court ruled that articles in the Quebec law permitting euthanasia in the province – which was to come into effect on December 10th- are in conflict with the Criminal … Continue reading

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On euthanasia

Sharing photo from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Following the February 2015 Supreme Court decision striking down the prohibition on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, a ruling to come into effect in one year, the previous federal government announced in July … Continue reading

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Does anyone care?

Steven Passmore, a Canadian man with disabilities wrote this open letter to the prime minister expressing his concerns about the supreme Court decision on euthanasia and assisted suicide: Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada November 17th 2015 “Abandoned, … Continue reading

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Quebec palliative care centres: Euthanasia free zones

Euthanasia will be legal in Quebec beginning December 10th, 2015.  All 29 palliative care centres in the province have indicated that they will not offer euthanasia on their premises. The palliative care department of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal … Continue reading

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Do You Call This A Life?

Gerbert van Loenen, a Dutch journalist once “regarded euthanasia  as a symbol of Dutch progressiveness” but now “I have changed into a person who is more reserved on the subject “. Van Loenen ‘s book came about after noticing the … Continue reading

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