Canadian surgeons harvesting organs from euthanised patients

Taking advantage of the country’s new law, Canadian transplant surgeons have harvested organs from dozens of euthanasia patients. According to the National Post, 26 people in Ontario who died by lethal injection have donated tissue or organs. This involved mostly corneas, skin, heart valves, bones and tendons. The National Post’s report only covered Ontario. Bioethicists,

Ontario doctors back out of euthanasia

Some Canadian doctors who agreed to carry out euthanasia have withdrawn their names only months after legalisation, according to the National Post. “I can’t tell you how many, but I can tell you that it’s enough that it’s been noted at a systemic level,” says Dr Jeff Blackmer, of the Canadian Medical Association. The figures

Justin Trudeau Elbows Lawmaker in Parliamentary Quarrel in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada apologized repeatedly to the House of Commons after some jostling on its floor, in which he was accused of manhandling a Conservative member of Parliament and elbowing a female legislator. Mr. Trudeau had grown visibly irritated as the opposition Conservative and New Democratic parties tried to stall a vote

Quebec Surrogacy Contracts May Soon Be Recognized

The Canadian Press   Quebec is slowly but surely moving toward officially recognizing contracts drawn up between surrogate mothers and couples looking to conceive. If it happens, it could mean the dawning of a small revolution in family law in the province. Born to surrogate, child has no legal mother, Quebec judge rules Quebec to

Supreme Court Overrules Rodriguez; Physician-Assisted Suicide Legal In Canada

McCarthy Tétrault LLP ​Byron Shaw   Physician-assisted death is permissible in Canada, for competent adults who: (1) clearly consent to the termination of life; and (2) have a grievous and irremediable medical condition that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of their condition. In Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), a unanimous