Author Archives: impact ethics

The federal government requests an extension on MAiD

Jocelyn Downie argues that the federal government’s request for more time to amend medical assistance in dying legislation leaves Canadians to face enduring, intolerable, and irremediable suffering.

Developing the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

Janet Jones challenges the idea that the 2018 Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy public consultation will lead to innovative approaches to addressing addiction in Canada.

Media promotes baseless slippery slope claims

Stuart Chambers critiques the latest crop of slippery slope arguments against the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance in dying.

Ensuring the integrity of clinical research

Ramseyer Apau Bediako and Chris Kaposy urge research ethics boards to be more proactive in their research oversight responsibility.

Protest chill is last thing sex-assault complainants need

Elaine Craig asks us to imagine the impact of protests critical of women reporting sexual misconduct by their physician

Mining The Rock: Benefit-sharing and Human Genetic Research

Janelle Skeard outlines the importance of establishing an ethical benefit-sharing framework for research using genetic material from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Prison sentence for creator of first CRISPR babies

Françoise Baylis calls for a critical analysis of the institutional context that contributed to the actions for which He Jiankui has been sentenced to prison.