Category Law & Policy

MAID for Mental Illness: Why Safeguards Won’t Work

John Maher asserts that medical assistance in dying (MAiD) should not be a legal option for persons whose sole underlying condition is mental illness because proposed safeguards will fail over time.

Euthanasia and Slippery Slopes: A Reply to Chambers

Jos VM Welie argues that the Groningen Protocol in the Netherlands presents a clear example of a slippery slope in the area of physician assistance in suicide and euthanasia.

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