Last day to respond to Margo Macdonald’s flawed proposals on assisted suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Monday is the last day to respond to Margo Macdonald’s consultation on assisted suicide. The MSP [member of the Scottish Parliament] is planning to bring another bill to the Scottish Parliament in an attempt to legalise assisted suicide just over a year after her last similar bill was overwhelmingly defeated by …

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Suicide Prevention Bill passes second reading in parliament

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition applauds Harold Albrecht MP for successfully steering Bill C-300 through second reading in Canada’s parliament. C-300 is a bill that intends to launch a national suicide prevention strategy in Canada. Albrecht, who has been working for several years to create greater awareness of the need for the Canada’s federal government to …

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Assisted Suicide case in British Columbia- An Update

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) legal counsel, Hugh Scher, argued the points of our intervention in the Carter case in Vancouver before Justice Smith on December 14, 2011. The Carter case, which is being promoted by the BC Civil Liberties Association, is attempting to legalize euthanasia and assisted …

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The Carter case seeks to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director,  Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On November 14, the British Columbia Civil Liberties (BCCLA) Carter case, a case that intends to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, will begin to be heard in Vancouver by Justice Lynne Smith. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) obtained intervenor status in the BCCLA Carter case. …

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Euthanasia Prevention Coalition requests intervener status in British Columbia Civil Liberties Association’s Carter case

By Alex Schadenberg Hugh Scher, legal counsel for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), indicated that the EPC application to be granted intervener status by the British Columba Court has been filed. EPC is awaiting the response from the court. On April 21, 2010, Bill C-384, a bill that would have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide …

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