The College of Physicians promotes secrecy in its practice guideline for “medical aid in dying”

Montreal, September 23, 2015 – The Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia deplores certain provisions adopted by the Quebec College of Physicians in its “Practice guideline for medical aid in dying.”

In article 7.2 of the Guide, the College orders doctors to falsify the real cause of death on the death certificate that is required by the Public Health Act, for patients who die by “medical aid in dying”(MAD). This article clearly states that “the physician must write as an immediate cause of ...

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Living with Dignity and the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia welcome the consultation on legislative options for assisted dying

Vivre dans la Dignité and the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia welcome the creation by the Canadian government, on July 17, of an external expert panel to study the questions of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Carter decision, and to make recommendations to the government. The committee report is due at the end of the autumn.

Of the three panel members, two are prominent academics who have contributed greatly to ...

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Carter: The Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia intervenes before the Supreme Court of Canada to defend vulnerable patients

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Montreal, October 15, 2014 – The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Carter vs. Canada (Attorney-General) on the right of individuals to obtain assistance to commit suicide or to be euthanized. Through their lawyers (Mr. Pierre Bienvenu Ad.E. and Mr. Andres Garin, from the firm Norton Rose Fulbright), the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia will argue before the Court that neither assisted suicide nor euthanasia constitutes health care ...

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Medical aid in dying: Court challenge

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Montreal, July 17, 2014 – As announced when Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care, was adopted, the citizen movement Living with Dignity (LWD) and the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia (the Alliance), representing together over 650 physicians and 17,000 citizens, have today filed a lawsuit before the Superior Court of Quebec in the District of Montreal. The lawsuit requests that the Court declare invalid all the provisions of An Act respecting end-of-life care that deal with "medical aid ...

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Reaction of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia to the adoption of Bill 52

"The battle has just begun"

Montreal XX February 2014 – The Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia denounces the adoption of Act 52, "An Act respecting end-of-life care". This constitutes a serious betrayal of the sick and the dying, as the act of killing a terminally ill patient is not treatment, but homicide. Our MNAs have also failed in their duty to the entire population of Quebec by trying to fundamentally change the very definition of medicine, the concept of health care and ...

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Press release – Rushed adoption of Bill 52: a parody of democracy that invites legal challenges

Montreal, May 22, 2014 – In order to have Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care,adopted prior to the end of the new session on June 13,the Quebec Government has broken Mr. Philippe Couillard’s promise to hold a free vote on the Bill and announced that the Bill will be reintroduced in the exact state it was in when the election was called.

To do so, the unanimous consent of all members of the National Assembly, from all political parties, is ...

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