Category Older Adults
In a Nutshell: The Special Joint Committee on MAiD and Advance Requests
Timothy Holland summarizes the recently released Special Joint Parliamentary report on medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as it applies to advance requests for MAiD.
MAiD and the Oral Protocol: Time for a Closer Look
Daryl Pullman compares the number of deaths due to MAiD in Canada in 2020 to the dramatically lower number that occurred in California under its end-of-life option. He argues for wider use of the oral protocol in Canada.
In a Nutshell: The Continuing Saga of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation
Jocelyn Downie outlines Bill C-7, Canada’s newly amended medical assistance in dying legislation, and recounts the legal history of the changes.
Exceptionalizing Mental Illness & Medical Assistance in Dying
Daryl Pullman examines the argument that prohibiting medical assistance in dying for people whose sole underlying condition is mental illness unfairly exceptionalizes mental illness.
In a Nutshell: An attempted assault on access to MAiD
Jocelyn Downie summarizes Y v. Swinemar, the recent decision in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal that rejected third parties interfering with access to medical assistance in dying.