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Why Noreen Campbell chose assisted dying

Noreen Campbell was 71-years-old when she chose a medically-assisted death on Jan. 12, 2016. She was a nurse and was among the first in Canada to be approved for a medically-assisted death, submitting her application the day after the federal government legalized it in 2016....

744 assisted deaths in Canada since law passed

Canada TV News surveyed provincial and territorial health ministries to gather the most comprehensive picture of the practice to date. The data collected by CTV News also showed that most patients who opted for an assisted death suffered from conditions such as cancer or neurological...

Video of Canadian explaining her decision to die

This video (10.47 mins) filmed by the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) is of an 82-year-old cancer patient (who preferred her name not be used) discussing with Dr. Gary Rodin, Head of Supportive Care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto,...

Being granted request for MAID provides relief

A Canadian family says the government’s new law on assisted dying gave their father hope in his last days struggling with a terminal disease. Now they're honouring his wish to speak out in support of the law for other families in need. JP Campbell died...

VAD is less than one percent of deaths in Quebec since 2015

Since Quebec's law allowing doctor-assisted death came into effect in December 2015, 253 Quebec patients have requested the procedure, and 166 have received it. 16 of the 253 patients changed their minds, whilst the rest did not receive approval. ...

Canada passes assisted dying law

The Canadian government has approved its assisted dying legislation, after the Senate backed off a bid to expand access beyond those who suffer from a terminal illness. ...

Canadian bill set to pass House of Commons

On Monday night, with a slightly amended bill to regulate medically assisted death (C-14) reported back to the House of Commons, the margin of approval was more than halved...

Protracted and horrific death by terminal sedation

Laura Phelps’ mother, Dorothy, is dying, but it’s not a good death. She is starving. Laura says, “She wanted us to let her go.” Dorothy’s neurologist and doctors advised stopping artificial hydration and nutrition. https://youtu.be/O-9bAKUljEY...