Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law. This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.
Volume 40-6 July / Aug. 2016
Table of Contents
Medical Assistance in Dying: From Rodriguez to Bill C-14
Much has changed in Canada since the Supreme Court of Canada turned down Sue Rodriguez’ plea for help to end her life.
A Global Perspective on Assistance in Dying
Canada had the benefit of looking at some other countries and U.S. states when drafting its own law about medically assisted dying.
Medical Assistance in Dying: An Enormous Change in Canadian Social Policy
Here is a look at the most important features of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Act.
Medically Assisted Death Offers Options
Medical Assistance in Dying creates the opportunity for Canadians to choose their responses to grievous health situations.
Critiques of Assisted Dying
Peter Bowal and Paulami Saha
When the sanctity of life is displaced by a culture of respectable voluntary death, this change in attitude could eventually disrupt the personal autonomy of the living.
Students and Income Tax: It Can Be a Good Thing!
Students can benefit from many different provisions in the Income Tax Act.
A-Loan in the Dark
Students should always read the fine print. What you don’t know can hurt you!
Changes to Child Support Applications
Human Rights Law
Same-Sex families in some Canadian Provinces Still Face Discrimination Challenges
Debit and Creditor Law
What Types of Proceedings Can You file Under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act?
Peter Bowal and Patrick Tapuska
Constructive Dismissal is Still Under Construction
The Production of Cell Tower Records Breaches Canadians’ Privacy Rights
Peter Bowal and James Rose
Rasouli: Withdrawal of Medical Treatment
Law and Literature
Stranger than You Can Imagine takes the reader on a Tour of the Tumultuous 20th Century