Tag Archives: Health 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.

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.

Expert Report on Medical Assistance in Dying

Sally Bean summarizes the recent expert report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada and suggests that a legislative amendment is unlikely until compelling evidence exists or a common law ruling requires it.