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The Government of Quebec has appealed to the decision of the Quebec Supreme Court of last week. The Court agreed to hear the appeal and by so doing they have effectively suspended the judgement and permitting the implementation of Bill 52 in its entirety, including the provisions for physician assisted dying (known as medical aid in dying in Quebec’s bill).
A Quebec Superior Court justice has declared that a provincial law allowing medically assisted suicide in certain circumstances contradicts provisions in Canada's Criminal Code and therefore cannot take effect as planned. Justice Michel Pinsonnault ruled that key pieces of the Quebec law, which was adopted in June 2014 and set to come into force Dec. 10, conflict with existing federal criminal laws against homicide.
The latest Final Exit Network Newsletter (November 2015) can be found here.
As part of their new strategy development for the next period, NVVE relaunched its campaign to have a pill made available to elderly people who wish to end their lives The idea for such a pill was first launched at the beginning of the 1990s by senior judge and euthanasia campaigner Huib Drion and became known as "Drion pil". He suggested
A couple of individuals thought they needed an organization in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) so they started one. Read here a copy of the first newsletter.
Read here English Summary of Japanese JSDD Newsletter issue 159, recently published
Philip Nitschke, renowned for his willingness to assist people to a humane death who want to end their life for medical or other reasons, has accepted 26 conditions on his ability to practice in a mediated settlement that concludes long-standing legal and tribunal proceedings.
Marshall Perron, who introduced Australia's first voluntary euthanasia law, has described Medical Board of Australia conditions of registration imposed on Nitschke as like something out