Monthly Archives: October 2013

Right-To-Die Ruling: Win for Families, Loss for Common Decency

Arthur Schafer argues the Supreme Court decision in Cuthbertson v. Rasouli ignores physician ethics and potential impacts on Canada’s health  care system.

The Supreme Court Decision in Rasouli

Jocelyn Downie explains what the Supreme Court of Canada did, and did not, decide in the case of Cuthbertson v. Rasouli.

Canada’s National Public Cord Blood Bank Opens Its Doors

Jennie Haw explains how Canada’s National Public Cord Blood Bank can benefit all Canadians.

Ongoing Concerns with the B.C. Court of Appeal Decision on Assisted Dying

Nuala Kenny argues against the medicalization of suffering and death and enjoins us to reflect on the issues at stake in providing care for the dying.

Assisted Dying At 301 Wellington Street, Ottawa K1A 0J1

Jocelyn Downie explains how recent events in British Columbia and in Quebec mean that the Supreme Court of Canada will soon be making decisions on the legality of assisted dying.