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Physician Assisted Suicide

PRESS RELEASE: Canadian Mental Health Association Says No to Medical Assistance in Dying Solely on the Basis of Mental Illness

Thu, 2017-09-07 - - Physician Assisted Suicide



TORONTO - The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) welcomes the release of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) "Position Paper on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)", which concludes that Canada’s current law should be maintained, restricting MAiD to persons who are already dying.

Project Value: Disabled Lives Have Value

Mon, 2016-08-15 - - Physician Assisted Suicide

Project Value, currently available on Facebook, is a video collection featuring Canadians with disabilities sharing why disabled lives have value.

Press Release: A Call to Parliamentarians from the National Disability Rights Community 'To Pass Bill C-14 to Ensure Constitutional Rights of Vulnerable Persons'

Tue, 2016-05-31 - - Physician Assisted Suicide

Click here for a pdf verision of this Press Release.

Ottawa - Dear Members of Parliament and Senators,

When the Supreme Court of Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in February 2015, it also declared that safeguards must be designed to protect vulnerable persons from harm.

Vulnerable Canadians at Risk with Alberta Court of Appeal Decision

Tue, 2016-05-24 - - Physician Assisted Suicide

TORONTO, ON - Vulnerable persons are at greater risk as a result of the Alberta Court of Appeal decision authorizing physician assisted death on the basis of a psychiatric condition, if legislated safeguards are not passed by Parliament soon.  The Alberta Court argues its decision is consistent with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Carter.  However, the Supreme Court made clear that its ruling applied only to adults like Gloria Taylor, those who are at or near the end of their lives.

CACL Invited to Speak to Standing Senate Committee on Bill C-14 and Physician-Assisted Death

Tue, 2016-05-17 - - Physician Assisted Suicide

Michael Bach, CACL Executive Vice-President, was invited to speak in front of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa to discuss CACL’s brief on physician-assisted death.

Survey: "How to Support Family Caregivers in the Context of Legal Assisted-Dying"

You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey titled, "How to Support Family Caregivers in the Context of Legal Assisted-Dying."

The survey, developed by four researchers at the University of Toronto, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy department, aims to gain an impression of how the legalization of physician-assisted death in Canada may affect family caregivers of those who might be eligible to request assisted death.

Report Calls for ‘Vulnerability Lens’ in Federal Legislation for Physician-Assisted Death

Fri, 2016-04-08 - - Physician Assisted Suicide

TORONTO, ON -- A report launched today calls on the federal government to take an evidence-based approach to designing safeguards to protect vulnerable persons in the system for physician-assisted death.  Released by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the report on "Assessing Vulnerability in a system f

CACL endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard to protect vulnerable Canadians in right-to-die legislation

Over 35 community and health organizations from across Canada, including CACL and many of its members, are calling on Parliament to adopt a series of evidence-based safeguards designed to protect the lives of vulnerable Canadians – and we need your support!

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