The fate forced upon the 10-bed Irene Thomas Hospice this month is symptomatic of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) evolving from political maleficence to spiritual malignancy.

Published in Peter Stockland

VANCOUVER -- The Delta Hospice Society has been forced to issue layoff notices to clinical staff at its 10-bed hospice in Delta, B.C., effective Feb. 25, as the B.C. government moves to take over the hospice due to its opposition to on-site euthanasia.

Published in Canada

VANCOUVER -- The Delta Hospice Society is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada after a B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of a lower court ruling that the society did not act in good faith in launching a mail-in vote proposing changes to its constitution and accepting some applications while denying others.

Published in Canada

VANCOUVER -- Angelina Ireland first learned about Delta Hospice five years ago.

Published in Canada

The operators of a small hospice outside of Vancouver are standing like David against a government Goliath in a showdown to block assisted suicide and euthanasia from crossing their threshold. We support their cause and applaud their courage.

Published in Editorial

Ontario’s palliative care doctors are warning that the government is not ready for “an imminent spike in the number of people facing end-of-life.”

Published in Canada

If vacations, weddings, babies and football games are important enough to require planning, why don’t we plan for sickness, frailty and dying?

Published in Estate Planning

The grim truth is that legalized euthanasia is not going away. This is not giving up but stating a hard truth. 

Published in Register Columnists

SURREY, B.C. – Assisted suicide was legalized just over a year ago, but the debate is far from over.

Published in Canada

This past fall, my mother received a call from the care home in Yorkton, Sask., where her eldest sister was a resident. My mother was informed that her sister had taken a turn in health and there likely wasn’t much time left. 

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

Rather than fighting to change the system which imposes euthanasia, health care professional bioethicist Bob Parke wants to create a private hospice that bans assisted killing and where dying will only come the natural way.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA
March 31, 2016

Show us the money

If there is an issue that unites most politicians, health workers, social agencies and religious leaders, it is the urgent need for a bold strategy and major investment in palliative and hospice care.

Published in Editorial