Nearly 7,600 Canadians chose to die via MAiD (medical assistance in dying) in 2020, an increase of 35 per cent over the previous year, the latest numbers released by Health Canada show.

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“As Minister of Health, I am proud to present Health Canada’s Second Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying (2020).”

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Canada has been riding the fast track on assisted suicide for almost five years, yet it still hasn’t put in place effective protection for health care providers who do not want to play any part in ending a life this way. It’s called conscience rights and it is one of the freedoms specifically mentioned in Canada’s Charter.

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Amid the deep shadows of ever-expanding MAiD and examples of hospice care being brutally extinguished, a gesture of transformation by the Archdiocese of Montreal lights a candle in the dark.

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Canada’s bishops are calling on Catholics to continue to push back against the “culture of death” even as efforts to block the expansion of euthanasia in Canada have so far failed.

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Canada’s Catholic bishops have issued a forceful condemnation of the country’s new assisted suicide law, saying the possible pressures it will place on Canadians with mental illness or disabilities are “all too real, perilous and potentially destructive.”

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The little hospice that refused to give in to the steamrolling politics of so-called “medical assistance in dying” is no more.

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OTTAWA -- The federal Conservative Party’s March policy convention may have exposed infighting within the party surrounding issues such as abortion and climate change, but one thing was made clear — it’s the only party against making it easier for Canadians to kill themselves with the help of a doctor.

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DELTA, B.C. -- The Delta Hospice Society is crowdfunding to raise money for a potential court challenge after it was evicted from the state-of-the-art facilities it built on land owned by the local health authority.

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If my prayer request for one miracle were answered, every Catholic church in Canada would toll a funeral bell two years from now when the first mentally ill Canadian is killed by MAiD.

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With 60 “yea” votes in the Senate, Bill C-7 took its final step before becoming law on March 17, widening the expressway of death that Canada has been travelling since 2016.

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OTTAWA -- Opponents may have lost another battle in the fight against medical assistance in dying (MAiD) but they are promising to fight on.

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OTTAWA -- Euthanasia opponents are slamming the federal Liberals who, with Bloc Quebecois support, opened the door for the mentally ill to access the medical aid in dying (MAiD) system, which officially became law on March 17.

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VANCOUVER -- The Fraser Health Authority has given the Delta Hospice Society 30 days’ notice to vacate the Irene Thomas Hospice in South Delta, B.C.

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OTTAWA -- The federal government was granted one more month Thursday to expand access to medical assistance in dying even as its efforts to do so stalled in the House of Commons.

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