Category MAiD

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.

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.

Progress on Advance Requests for MAiD

Dawn Curran urges the new Federal Government to amend Canadian legislation on medical assistance in dying to permit advance requests.

Nurses Wrestling with the Moral Uncertainties of MAiD

Barbara Pesut and Sally Thorne describe the experiences of nurses involved in medical assistance in dying.