Category Archives: Canada

Steve Gold’s Letter Published in NY Times, & One by Diane Coleman in Des Moines Register

Steve Gold, who has long served as a disability rights attorney for both ADAPT and NDY, just had his letter published in the New York Times. It’s the second letter in a group responding to a recent pro-assisted suicide opinion by the NYT editorial board. Here’s Steve’s excellent letter: To the Editor: You equate the … Continue reading Steve Gold’s Letter Published in NY Times, & One by Diane Coleman in Des Moines Register

Amy Hasbrouck: Analysis of Canada’s C-14, Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia Bill

On April 14, 2016, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government introduced bill C-14 “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code … (Medical Assistance in Dying)” in the house of commons, pursuant to the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision in Carter v. Attorney General of Canada, of February, 2015. The law will make it legal for a competent adult … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck: Analysis of Canada’s C-14, Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia Bill

NDY Files Statement With Canadian Panel on Carter Case

On February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada issued a horrific ruling in the case of Carter v. Canada.  How horrific?  The Court held: Section 241 (b) and s. 14  of the Criminal Code  unjustifiably infringe s. 7  of the Charter  and are of no force or effect to the extent that they prohibit physician‑assisted death for a … Continue reading NDY Files Statement With Canadian Panel on Carter Case

Amy Hasbrouck: The ADA is Not Dead Yet and So Are We

The ADA is not dead yet, and so are we. In 1991 when I was learning the details of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to educate others with disabilities, business owners, governments, etc., the dates for entry into compliance of many of the law’s provisions seemed very far away.  I had seen and … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck: The ADA is Not Dead Yet and So Are We

Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

Dear NCD members: I have been a member of the board of Not Dead Yet in the United States since 2000.  I am also the director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet, a project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities Ending of Life Ethics Committee to inform, unify and give voice to the disability rights … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws