As of June 17, 2016, it is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Almost every other province has created a process to provide MAID without compromising healthcare provider’s consciences. Ontario’s newly introduced legislation, Bill 84, does not include any conscience protections.
Last October, the deVeber Institute co-hosted its Annual Public Lecture with Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Our Special guest was Dr. Ewan Goligher who spoke "On Saying "No": the Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare":
What a Team
Kudos to our excellent summer student interns for their great work on pregnancy and end-of-life research. Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program and the volunteer mentorship of Institute members.
Mariya-Kvitlana Tsap 3rd yr International Relations and Public Policy, University of Toronto
“Working at the deVeber Institute this summer, with such a wonderful team, was an eye-opening experience as I had the chance to delve deeper into women’s health issues in the developing world.”
Katie Pfaff 2nd yr Social Work & Disability Studies, University of Windsor
On June 7th, 2016 Barbara Kay was featured in the National Post for her article “Barbara Kay: Let’s not become Belgium when it comes to assisted suicide”. This article brings forth many concerns for the safety of vulnerable Canadians. With evidence provided from our book “It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today”, she outlines why Canada will NOT be immune to the slippery-slope of assisted-death that is currently being experienced in Belgium and Netherlands. Safeguards are often ignored, patients are euthanized without their consent, and the risks go on.