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In what could prove to be a landmark case for religious and conscience rights in Canada, Montreal’s Archbishop Christian Lépine has taken on the Attorney General of Quebec.

Published in Canada

A Catholic bioethics institute has criticized a court for denying an "alert and conscious" teenager the legal right to fight a move to put her on end-of-life care against her will.

Published in International

Part of the Canadian bishops’ contribution toward Health Canada’s consultation on palliative care.

Published in Verbatim

The appointment of a Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) provider as Interim Clinical Director of Palliative Care at a Catholic hospital in Ontario has provoked renewed concern about the future of Catholic health care in Canada.

Published in Canada

Ottawa has spent $3 billion out of its $6 billion, 10-year plan to bolster home and community care, including palliative care, across Canada. But the federal government can’t quite say what exactly the money was spent on.

Published in Canada

Getting the best care, the right care, for friends, family or self isn’t always easy. But the Archdiocese of Toronto is trying to make it easier with the new HopeLine for palliative care support.

Published in Canada

Canada’s bishops have developed a new palliative care toolkit to educate and empower caregivers and those facing a terminal illness.

Published in Canada

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.

Published in Peter Stockland

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.

Published in Canada

A bill that would define how palliative care should be delivered in Ontario is a great first step, but Cardinal Thomas Collins and a parade of palliative care experts who came to testify on the Compassionate Care Act, Bill 3, were insistent they want more.

Published in Canada

Pallium Canada has teamed up with the Canadian Medical Association to help health care workers gain accelerated and enhanced palliative care skills.

Published in Canada

As Ottawa prepares to rewrite Canada’s euthanasia law, palliative care doctors and hospice operators are urging lawmakers to acknowledge that palliative care and medically induced death are separate and distinct things.

Published in Canada

Despite the vast knowledge already gathered surrounding palliative care, gaining even greater insight is never a bad thing and is the premise behind a new research hub at Hamilton’s McMaster University to advance education and service delivery.

Published in Canada

OTTAWA -- The Catholic Church is doubling down on its efforts to encourage increased government and societal support for palliative care as the best way to help Canadians experience a “dignified natural death” as a barrage of Canadian court decisions continue to chip away at the safeguards surrounding assisted suicide in the country.

Published in Canada

OTTAWA -- Health Canada’s five-year Action Plan on Palliative Care announced Aug. 20 is a “lacklustre” effort that fails to commit enough resources, says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu.

Published in Canada
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