Category Law & Policy

In Support of Breastfeeding

Martha Paynter supports the World Health Assembly’s resolution on breastfeeding and calls for grassroots action to improve education, care, support and pride related to breastfeeding.

Can Nurse Practitioners mention MAiD to patients?

Jocelyn Downie suggests that nurse practitioners can and should initiate discussions about medical assistance in dying with patients for whom it may be an option.

Improve Physician Collaboration on Patient Care

Edward Weiss maintains that doctors need to do a better job collaborating on patient care and he encourages those who agree to respond to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s call for comments on their recent policy proposals.

Time to Kneel

Arthur Caplan,Dominic Sisti, and Larissa Mogano call on professional athletes to protest the Trump Administration’s policies concerning migrant children at the United States-Mexico border.

Paying for Egg Donations Enters Dicey Territory

Françoise Baylis opposes payment for egg donations and supports Canada’s current altruistic system.

Confronting a manifest injustice: toward chimpanzee rights

Andrew Fenton reflects on Judge Fahey’s recent concurring opinion on the Nonhuman Rights Project’s efforts to get two captive chimpanzees to sanctuary.

The Privacy Implications of Human DNA Sequencing

Landon J. Getz explores the privacy minefield of commercial DNA Sequencing, and how it has become relevant in recent news.