Our response to the big news that came out of Quebec yesterday.

Quebec to study advance requests for assisted dying, health minister says

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Breaking news: Quebec to look at the possible expansion of its assisted dying law to potentially include patients with dementia. More details to come.

Quebec considers assisted death for dementia patients | Toronto Star

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Once her request for medical assistance in dying was approved, Noreen Campbell realized that she no longer needed to be bound by fear.

Noreen Speaks: B.C.’s Noreen Campbell talks about managing fear and...

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DWDC supporters in Ontario: You have until March 30 to make a submission to the committee of MPPs studying Bill 84. Use our Letter-Writing Toolkit to help you create a powerful statement in favour of patients' rights!

DWDC's Ontario Bill 84 Letter-Writing Toolkit

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Please join us on April 6 for a free, interactive webinar on advance care planning. Space is limited so RSVP today!

What's in Your Plan?: A National Conversation on Advance Care Planning

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Supporters across Canada: Serious threats to assisted dying access are emerging in Ontario, and there could be far-reaching consequences for the rest of Canada if we don't act now. Use Dying With Dignity Canada's new Email-a-Rep Tool today to urge Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to hold firm in defending choice for all Canadians!

Assisted dying supporters: Tell Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to defend...

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Some palliative care patients in the Thunder Bay district have had to transfer to the regional hospital to access their Charter right to a peaceful death. Often, these transfers are both physically and psychologically traumatic for the patient and their families.

Catholic hospitals should provide medical assistance in dying, Dying...

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A doctor's view on assisted dying: “In the end, I believe it’s about people letting go on their own terms. It is not about them giving up.”

A physician’s view: Medical Assistance in Dying

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Dying With Dignity Canada extends its heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Amies for his tremendous contributions to our blog over the years. We will miss his signature voice and candor!

Dr. David Amies: Quebec tragedy highlights need for advance requests for...

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Supporters in Ontario: Please urge the committee of MPPs studying Bill 84 not to impose new unfair barriers to choice for desperately ill Ontarians looking to access their right to peaceful death. Use Dying With Dignity Canada's new Ontario Email-a-Rep Tool today to make a powerful statement in favour of patients' rights!

Email Your Ontario MPP: Make Bill 84 put patients first

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A total of 461 patients were granted an assisted death in the first year since Quebec's medical aid in dying law came into effect, according to data obtained by Radio-Canada.

More than 450 Quebec patients received medical aid in dying last year

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The doctors believe assisted dying should be available to hospice patients in the valley without having to suffer through often painful transfers to other hospitals, says Dying With Dignity Canada Physicians Advisory Council chair Dr. Jonathan Reggler.

Over 80 Comox Valley doctors want to keep new hospice beds away from St....

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"There are days when more than half of the hugs I get daily are from weeping residents, who can’t figure out where they are, why they can’t find their infant children or parents, or what is going on around them."

Life on the locked unit: An employee at a long-term care facility shares...

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Do you think public hospitals should be allowed to hide their policies on assisted dying from Ontarians? Tell your MPP to speak out for assisted dying rules that put people first.

Email Your Ontario MPP: Make Bill 84 put patients first

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Do you think public hospitals should be allowed to hide their policies on assisted dying from Ontarians? Tell your MPP to speak out for assisted dying rules that put people first.

Email Your Ontario MPP: Make Bill 84 put patients first

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The Shine a Light progress map continues to grow! Find out how you can help us map out which facilities allow assisted dying, which ones forbid it and which ones have no formal policy whatsoever.

Contribute to the Shine a Light Progress Map

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"If they allowed an advanced directive John could very well still be here and be here for another year, two years, or whatever that may be."

Family Travels Abroad to Seek Death With Dignity

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"[We] have run into absolute roadblocks. It's like they don't want us to know."

National map with assisted dying data hits 'roadblocks' in Nova Scotia

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Did you know that we have a policy that allows our volunteers to serve as independent witnesses for assisted dying? If you're interested in learning more about the program, please contact DWDC National Events and Volunteer Coordinator Kelsey Goforth at kelsey@dyingwithdignity.ca

New guidelines allow DWDC volunteers to serve as independent witnesses...

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Incredible news! Our work has prompted the Erie St. Clair LHIN to start a MAID committee.

LHIN looks to improve how physician-assisted death handled locally

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