Two huge court victories thwart legalisation of euthanasia in Canada

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. This last week has seen two huge court victories in Canada for those seeking to protect vulnerable people from having their lives …

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Council of Canadians with Disabilities: Help To Live Not Die

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition   Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a blog post at http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2012/12/council-of-canadians-with-disabilities.html The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) were granted joint intervener standing by the British Columbia (BC) Court of Appeal, yesterday, in the “Carter” case. The …

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EPC granted intervener standing at the BC Court of Appeal in the Carter case

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) and EPC-British Columbia were granted intervener standing today in the appeal of the decision by Justice Smith in the Carter case at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Honourable Madam Justice Neilson granted EPC and EPC-BC intervener standing based on our …

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The Carter Case & Assisted Suicide: Talking Points for the Public & the Media

By Alexander Schadenberg, executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from Mr. Schadenberg’s blog at http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2011/11/carter-case-assisted-suicide-talking.html#more 1. Is it true that Canada has rejected assisted suicide and euthanasia? Yes. Just last year, Parliament defeated Bill C-384, which would have legalized physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. The vote was 228 to …

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