Tag Archives: Canada

Canadian Proposals for Assisted Suicide Eligibility for Mental Health Conditions

Below is the text of Toujours Vivant/Not Dead Yet Canada‘s webcast today on a Canadian proposal to expand eligibility for assisted suicide and euthanasia (AS/E) to include people with labels of “mental illness.” COUNCIL OF CANADIAN ACADEMIES “MAID” EXPANSION STUDY: MENTAL ILLNESS This is the second part of our series on the three areas of assisted … Continue reading Canadian Proposals for Assisted Suicide Eligibility for Mental Health Conditions

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

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

In the news: Canada SC Case

In Canada this week, the issues of assisted suicide and euthanasia were argued before the Supreme Court.  Here’s some of the coverage/commentary published before the date of the arguments (10/15): Dave Hingsburger is a respected – almost revered, and for good reason – voice in the disability rights community.  He missed a presentation at a … Continue reading In the news: Canada SC Case