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Canadian assisted dying law is passed!

Canadian legislation has passed both Houses! In a tremendous step forward, the Canadian Parliament has passed their law for medical assistance in dying. This will boost the chances of voluntary assisted dying legislation in Tasmania and more generally in Australia. We still think it’s unfortunate that there

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Canada nearly there!

The Canadian legislation to provide voluntary assisted dying should pass their House of Commons THIS WEEK. It passed the second reading stage on 4 May by a massive vote of 235 to 75. When passed, the Bill will go to the Senate for their vote. Negotiation between the

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Canadians are getting their choice of doctor-provided assisted dying

According to a recent media report, at least 20 people in Quebec have now taken advantage of the voluntary assisted dying choice provided by the Quebec Act Respecting End of Life Care.  The Act was passed in June 2014 in a cross-Party vote of 94 – 22

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Big vote in favour of Canadian Bill moves it a step closer!

In a vote of 235 for and only 75 against, the Canadian Bill to allow voluntary assisted dying has passed the Second Reading stage in their House of Commons.  It’s now being considered by Committees of both Houses of Parliament before the final debate and passing of the

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Meet your own principles and standards!

It’s not THAT hard to do – “Meet your own principles and standards”.  That’s our message to opponents of voluntary assisted dying who make ignorant and irrational claims especially about the practice of assisted dying overseas. Too often on this issue, religious, medical, academic and political opponents and

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Canadian Bill for voluntary assisted dying moved in Parliament

In a very significant step forward for assisted dying law reform, a Canadian Bill to allow voluntary assisted dying was moved in the Canadian Parliament on 14 September by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canadian Bill is very similar to the 2013 Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying

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Canadian Medical Association shows the way

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) provides a very good example of responsible, professional and principles-based policy and action on voluntary assisted dying to meet the needs of patients, doctors and the wider community. DwDTas has prepared a paper outlining why their approach is such a good example, what

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