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Bill C-14: Our Position on Medical Assistance in Dying

  • May 10, 2016

Kim Jakeman, Chair of the CBA End of Life Working Group, appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to discuss the changes to Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal code and to make related amendments to others Acts (medical assistance in dying).

Nova Scotia releases draft Standard of Practice: Physician-Assisted Death

  • January 21, 2016

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme of Court of Canada stuck down the ban on physician-assisted death. The unanimous ruling provided eligible patients the right to receive assistance in dying from a willing physician. The Court gave Parliament and the provincial legislatures a year to build a framework to govern the provision of physician-assisted death.

Update from the CBA End-of-Life Working Group

  • February 23, 2015

The CBA’s End-of-Life Working Group that has convened to study the legal and ethical issues surrounding end of life decisions, has wrapped up the consultation phase of its project.

The Canadian Bar Association launches toolkit to address child rights

The Canadian Bar Association introduced a free, comprehensive new tool to address an inherent knowledge gap on children’s rights in Canada. The CBA Child Rights Toolkit is designed to help lawyers, judges and other professionals advocate, adjudicate and make better decisions for children.