Consultations on Physician-Assisted Dying - Summary of Results and Key Findings

Annex G: Abstracts of Document Submissions Received

Introduction

The following document provides abstracts and additional information for all document submissions received throughout the External Panel’s consultations.

Submissions received from private individuals have had identifying details such as last names removed to maintain the anonymity of the submitters. Identifying details have been maintained only when specific permission has been received from an individual or the documents are from an individual with whom the Panel met through their in-person consultations. Identifying details have not been removed for submissions made on behalf of organizations.

Abstracts of Document Submissions Received
ID# Submitted By Organization Title Abstract Submission Date (D-M-Y) Language
001 Raphael Individual Submission Guidelines for Physician-Assisted Suicide A philosophical treatise on concepts such as autonomy and respect for others that calls for a PAD process where the patient controls the consumption of the lethal substance. The submission includes a list of 19 proposed safeguards. 2015-08-07 English
002 Esther Individual Submission Euthenasia is never the "better" way Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-07 English
003 Clarence Individual Submission Joe Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-07 English
004 John Individual Submission impeachment Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-07 English
005 Peter Individual Submission No to assisted suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-08 English
006 Ruth Individual Submission ProtectiveMeasures/ Safeguards Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-08 English
007 Nancy Individual Submission Invoke the Notwithstanding clause Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-08 English
008 Anita Individual Submission Intolerable pain Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-08 English
009 Richard Individual Submission The Death of the Right to Life in Canada Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-08 English
010 Jessica Simon Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary Perspectives on SCC decision from Division of Palliative Medicine University of Calgary, April 2015 Calls for distinct separation between palliative care and PAD to avoid harmful, unintended consequences for the patient-physician relationship. Also calls for greater access to palliative care. 2015-08-09 English
011 Dean Individual Submission We need to love Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-10 English
012 Julia Individual Submission Submission to Panel Regarding Physician Assisted Dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-10 English
013 Al Individual Submission Assisted death is not health care Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-11 English
014 Suzanne Individual Submission Respect de vie Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-11 Français
015 Derek Individual Submission Please be as stringent as possible Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-11 English
016 Carlos Individual Submission Life is life.. what a beautiful free gift Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-11 English
017 Richard Individual Submission Opposé à l'euthanasie Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-12 Français
018 Marie-Christine Individual Submission Je veux vivre dans un pays civilisé Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-12 Français
019 Janina Individual Submission No to euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-12 English
020 Liliane Individual Submission favoriser la vie, non pas la mort Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-12 Français
021 Meghan Schrader Autistic Self Advocacy Network/ American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today Please Remember Systemic Injustice and Invoke the Notwistanding Clause to STOP Euthanasia Considers PAD from the perspective of persons with disabilities and calls for a ban on PAD. 2015-08-12 English
022 Tim Individual Submission Subversive Strategies to Sell Assisted Suicide. Submission of another author's work discussing lobbying efforts by pro-assisted dying groups. 2015-08-13 English
023 Caitlin Individual Submission Physician assisted euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-14 English
024 René Individual Submission la vie don de Dieu A bible quote. 2015-08-14 Français
025 Bertrand Individual Submission la vie ne nous appartient pas c'est nous qui appartenons à la vie Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-21 Français
026 Scott Allardyce Canadian Disability Alliance Canadian Disability Alliance (CDA) comments related to assisted suicide in Canada Letter presents a resolution supporting the position held by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and calling for specific safeguards should a law authorizing PAD be enacted. Includes a thesis on non-consensual euthanasia by Suzanne Share of York University. 2015-08-24 English
027 Faith Individual Submission Executioners? Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-25 English
028 John Individual Submission cocomas and advanced dementia using living wills Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-25 English
029 Jill Individual Submission Consider the real cost of Assisted Dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-25 English
030 Sigrid Individual Submission My Beliefs on Physician-assisted Dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-25 English
031 Millicent Individual Submission Protect Life Not Death Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-27 English
032 Sophie Individual Submission Mon point de vue sur l'euthanasie Personal comment delves into the philosophical questions related to PAD. 2015-08-27 Français
033 Tamas Individual Submission A plea from a doctor Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-28 English
034 Tim & Louise Individual Submission PAS and Euthanasia - Impact on our consciences, our families and our culture Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-28 English
035 Michel Individual Submission OPTIONS ILLUSOIRES Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-08-29 Français
036 Antoine Individual Submission Opinion personnelle. Personal comment suggests a larger role for the judiciairy in PAD. 2015-08-30 Français
037 Edward Individual Submission Letter to Panel Personal letter from a lawyer who had a personal experience with physician-assisted dying in another country. 2015-09-01 English
038 Sheila Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-01 English
039 Wendela Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-01 English
040 Donna Individual Submission Assisted Dying Should Be Accessible Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-01 English
041 Klaus Individual Submission Physician-assisted dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. Focuses on Safeguards. 2015-09-01 English
042 Raphael Individual Submission “An Argument for Physician-Assisted Suicide and Against Euthanasia”, Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health (2015, forthcoming). This 35-page thought piece examines key issues such as quality of life, patient autonomy and competence, as well as the conscience rights of caregivers, and provides guidance in the form of safeguards. 2015-09-01 English
043 Dr. Catherine Ferrier Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia Considerations for Assisted suicide legislation Proposes several elements and criteria for consideration in the formulation of a PAD law. Addresses criteria, conditions and application procedures. 2015-09-01 English
044 Shawn Individual Submission document Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-01 English
045 Rene Individual Submission Commentary on PAD Short preamble followed by a series of other pieces including studies, journal articles and opinion pieces. 2015-09-01 English
046 Wilfred Individual Submission Pro-Choice Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-02 English
047 David Baker bakerlaw Draft legislation Text of proposed legislation that would amend the Criminal Code to be consistent with the Supreme Court's decision in Carter v. Canada. 2015-09-02 English
048 David Baker bakerlaw Backgrounder to Draft Legislation A supplementary piece to David Baker and Gilbert Sharpe's draft legislation (Submission #047). A series of eligibility criteria and safeguards are outlined. 2015-09-02 English
049 Catherine Individual Submission My experience a a Palliative Care nurse Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-02 English
050 Kaitlin Individual Submission Mon opinion Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-02 Français
051 Flemming Individual Submission Danish Ethical Council's considerations on euthanasia A translated 184-page compilation of three publications: Spiritual care for the Dying, Treating the Dying, and Euthanasia: Legalizing killing on request? 2015-09-02 English
052 Victoria Socialist Patients Collective/ Patients Front - Multi-focal expansionism Canada Against the primary (proto-) medical Modern-EuthaNAZIsm A statement outlining a series of perceived risks and warning of a slippery slope. 2015-09-02 English
053 Patricia Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-03 English
054 David Individual Submission We need to care more! Link to an Association for Reformed Political Action page with an op-ed published in Feb. 2015 2015-09-03 English
055 George Individual Submission End Of Life Assisted Dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-03 English
056 David Individual Submission Right to die as a Freedom Issue Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-03 English
057 Jeremy Individual Submission Time for Ottawa to Act Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. Suggests a few safeguards and accessibility mechanisms. 2015-09-03 English
058 Harry Individual Submission Results Not Intentions The reprint of an article written by the executive director of a Toronto-based non-profit. The article provides a comprehensive look at the issues involved, identifies risks and provides safeguards. 2015-09-04 English
059 Máire Individual Submission The Dangers of Government Assisted Suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-05 English
060 Robert Individual Submission God's will Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-06 English
061 Jule Individual Submission more personal opinions on doctor-"assisted" suicide and mercy killing Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-06 English
062 Tom Individual Submission Submission, Tom XXXX: Living before dying with dignity Informed personal comment describes some safeguards and discusses several relevant ethical points. 2015-09-06 English
063 Tom Individual Submission XXXX final.pdf A 99-page presentation to a Quebec Superior Court in a case involving physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-06 English
064 François Individual Submission Les dangers de l'euthanasie Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-06 Français
065 Francis Individual Submission Physician Assisted Suicide and Security of the Person Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-07 English
066 Nora Individual Submission Right to Die Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-07 English
067 Stuart Individual Submission Why Canadian Attitudes on Dying Have Changed An explanation of why Canadians' attitudes on assisted suicide have apparently changed. 2015-09-07 English
068 Jonathan Individual Submission Words of Wisdom in Regards to Euthanasia An excerpt from a letter written by Pope John Paul II 2015-09-07 English
069 Dave Individual Submission The Importance of Self-determination Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-07 English
070 John Individual Submission Addressing Problems with Doctor-Assisted Suicide Personal comment focuses on two risks (pressuring of vulnerable patients, undermining role of physicians) and offers safeguards 2015-09-07 English
071 Veronica Individual Submission Risks of, and Alternative to Physician Assisted Dying (PAD) Personal comment examines risks and suggests greater support for palliative care. 2015-09-07 English
072 Julie Individual Submission Canada; a people of life Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-08 English
073 Jesse Individual Submission Physician-assisted suicide unforensic and inimical to public good Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-08 English
074 Kenneth Individual Submission State Regulated Killing Brief note encouraging the Panel to consult with specific groups on this issue. 2015-09-08 English
075 Kevin Individual Submission The Great Matter of Life and Death - A philosophical perspective A lengthy (20 pages) philosophical analysis of the Supreme Court's decision and potential responses to it submitted on behalf of the author by a friend with permission. 2015-09-08 English
076 Barbara Individual Submission New laws enabling doctor-assisted suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-08 English
077 Lynn Individual Submission Reasonable safeguards, not unreasonable barriers to access Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-08 English
078 Mary Individual Submission The Right to Choose Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-09 English
079 Lizzy Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-10 English
080 Ian Bushfield British Columbia Humanist Association Allow assisted dying for all who choose it Submission provides a humanist perspective on the relevant issues and suggests a few attributes of a potential regime. 2015-09-10 English
081 Christian Individual Submission L'euthanasie (aide médicale à mourir) : une forme de corruption sournoise A book (adaptation of university research into gerontology) warning against perceived inherent risks in legalizing PAD. 2015-09-10 Français
082 Kirsten Individual Submission Ron XXXX's Suicide Note Ostensibly a suicide note from someone who suffered from terminal cancer before taking his own life. 2015-09-10 English
083 Ellinor Individual Submission Re:  Legislative response to legalization of Physician-Assisted Death Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-10 English
084 Daniel Individual Submission The Government Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-10 English
085 Jule Individual Submission Hospital protocols Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-10 English
086 Hilmar Individual Submission Comply with the court's decision! A series of web screens apparently taken from the BC Humanist Association website outline the organization's views on physician-assisted dying, including eligibility criteria and safeguards. 2015-09-11 English
087 Mac Individual Submission Considerations from Belgium's experience with assisted dying Article describes Belgium's physician-assisted dying regime as overly permissive and lacking in safeguards. 2015-09-12 English
088 François Individual Submission Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada: recommendations to attenuate a lethal mix for patients and a doctor-assistd disaster for medicien and Canadian society A 10,000-word paper, with detailed footnotes and references, examining the issue from the perspective of geriatric patients and their health-care providers. The paper recommends a series of safeguards and proposes definitions for key terms. 2015-09-12 English
089 Sheila Individual Submission Physician-assisted dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-12 English
090 Adele Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-13 English
091 Egbert Individual Submission Comments re Putting Down Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-13 English
092 Alain Individual Submission Justice certaine ou certaine justice? Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-15 Français
093 Margaret Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-16 English
094 Kathryn Tucker Disability Rights Legal Center Declaration of Eric Kress, M.D., In Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction Doctor's testimony to a court in Montana hearing a case on assisted dying. 2015-09-16 English
095 Elizabeth Individual Submission A huge mistake for all Canadians Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-17 English
096 Markos Individual Submission Dying with Dignity: is Euthanasia the Public Policy Answer? A 14-page paper explores many of the ethical issues raised by the Supreme Court's decision. 2015-09-17 English
097 Mary Individual Submission The Greed and Abuse Factor Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-18 English
098 Dr Thomas Bouchard, Dr Jim Lane Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies Conscience protection in Legislation A letter from the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies outlining their organization's position on physician-assisted dying. The submission also contains materials from other organizations including three letters, a proposal on how to respond to requests for PAD in a way that respects physicians' conscience rights and patient autonomy, and a draft policy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta on the same topic. 2015-09-20 English
099 Betty Individual Submission Protect and respect life Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-21 English
100 Lisa Individual Submission I want choice. Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-21 English
101 Eva Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-22 English
102 Sheila Individual Submission Graham XXXXXX Document Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-22 English
103 Alain Individual Submission LOI ET BIEN COMMUN Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-23 Français
104 Alan & Judy Individual Submission Assisted Death A man recounts the daily struggles of his wife who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. 2015-09-23 English
105 Alain Individual Submission Précision constitutionnelle Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-23 Français
106 Evelyn Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-24 English
107 Sarah Bastedo Inter-professional Healthcare Students' Association Assisted Dying Position Paper Submission discusses an interdisciplinary approach to assisted dying, by involving many health-care professionals. 2015-09-24 English
108 Elizabeth Individual Submission STOP EUTHANASIA Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-24 English
109 James Sanders, Chair Disability Advisory Council of DWDC Submission to the Federal Panel on PAD from the Disability Community Submission considers several issues from the perspective of persons with disabilities. 2015-09-25 English
110 Wanda Morris, CEO Dying With Dignity Canada Submission to the Federal Panel on PAD from Dying With Dignity Canada Submission calls for a series of safeguards, defines key terms and discusses perceived weaknesses in the Panel's Issue Book. 2015-09-25 English
111 Vyda Ng Canadian Unitarian Council Canadian Provincial/Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying - Written Submission Stakeholder Form Submission calls for safeguards such as a detailed assessment of patient needs. Also describes potential barriers to accessing PAD and ways to overcome them. 2015-09-26 English
112 Gerald Individual Submission Support for dr assisted end of life with appropriate safeguards Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-26 English
113 Marilyn Individual Submission Alternative to physician-assisted suicide and euthansia. Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-26 English
114 Carolyn Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-27 English
115 PJ Individual Submission One physician's perspective on PAD Submission from a physician expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-28 English
116 Jeanette Individual Submission MD Assisted Death Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-28 English
117 Jessica Individual Submission It's Time to Change the Law Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-28 English
118 Richard Individual Submission My right to physician assisted dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-29 English
119 Margaret Individual Submission Consultation on Physician Assisted Dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. Calls for safeguards that do not create unreasonable barriers to access. 2015-09-29 English
120 Aj Individual Submission It is time to give people the freedom over their own bodies and lives. Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-29 English
121 Marie Individual Submission Assisted dying and souls on ice A bioethicist provides insights into the ethics of PAD. 2015-09-29 English
122 Stella Individual Submission Protect vulnerable Canadians! Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-29 English
123 Olivia Individual Submission This is wrong Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-29 English
124 Don Individual Submission Voluntary Euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-30 English
125 Tamara Individual Submission Euthanasia should not be legalized Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-30 English
126 Taylor Individual Submission Freedom of conscience and religion are fundamental freedoms in Canada under Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-09-30 English
127 Michael Bach Canadian Association for Community Living Protecting Choice & Safeguarding Inclusion Position paper suggests principled eligibility criteria and safeguards to protect vulnerable persons. 2015-10-01 English
128 Kallie Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-01 English
129 Barbara Glidewell Individual Submission The Oregon Experience A powerpoint presentation examines the 17-year history of legal physician-assisted dying in Oregon. 2015-10-02 English
130 Dr. Hartley Stern, Executive Director/CEO The Canadian Medical Protective Association Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada The letter emphasizes physicians conscience rights and calls for legal clarity in light of the Supreme Court's ruling. 2015-10-02 English
131 Brandon Individual Submission How to define pain Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-03 English
132 Rob Jonquière World Federation of Right to Die Societies (WFRtDS) Comment fron a Dutch and World perspective Former CEO of Dutch Right to Die Society explains the legalities of the Netherlands' law and some relevant statistics from that country. 2015-10-04 English
133 Janet Individual Submission In Favour of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-04 English
134 Doris Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-05 English
135 Prof. Michael Eleff, MD Individual Submission Letter to Panel Letter from pyschiatrist expresses personal and professional opinion. 2015-10-05 English
136 Philippe Individual Submission Principes à respecter dans tout régime d'aide médicale à mourir This seven-page piece was originally written in 2010 during Parliamentary debate for C-384, rewritten during the review of Quebec's law on PAD and edited again.  It is well researched and footnoted, and addresses major ethical and legal issues. 2015-10-05 Français
137 Justine Individual Submission Suggestions to the Panel Canadian physician apparently based in the U.S. responds to online consultation. 2015-10-05 English
138 Daniela Individual Submission Sick Child's Future at Risk Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-05 English
139 Elaine Individual Submission Letter to authorities from my former husband, Dan Devaney Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-05 English
140 Mark Individual Submission Opposition to Any Form of Physician Involvement in Suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-05 English
141 Joshua T. Landry, MSc Individual Submission Ethical Considerations in the Regulation of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Death in Canada Presents ethical considerations that would be pertinent in the development of policies and regulations in light of the Supreme Court's ruling. Examines regimes in jurisdictions where euthanasia is legal, and explores topics such as patient and provider autonomy from a Canadian perspective. 2015-10-06 English
142 Thomas Individual Submission Why the delay? Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-06 English
143 Karen Individual Submission Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Personal comment which describes safeguards. 2015-10-06 English
144 Wayne Individual Submission Physician-assisted Dying in Canada: Where do we go from Here? A thoughtful, lengthy expression of opinions in question-and-answer format that describes safeguards, including review and oversight considerations. 2015-10-06 English
145 Alison Individual Submission Euthanasia and Assisted Dying A community pharmacist outlines suggested procedures for physician-assisted dying and proposes safeguards 2015-10-06 English
146 Tim Individual Submission "I desire mercy, not sacrifice."-Jesus Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-06 English
147 Ginette Individual Submission Palliative Care doesn't kill Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-06 English and Français
148 Joan Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
149 Amy Hasbrouck Toujours Vivant-Not Dead yet Goals, Principles and Recommendations: Legislation Governing Assisted Suicide Expresses concerns that some people with disabilities have regarding potential legislation on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
150 Hélène Individual Submission Point de vue personnel sur la question Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 Français
151 Rosa Individual Submission Legalizing Assisted Suicide A petition or declaration that lists several risks. 2015-10-07 English
152 Kevin Individual Submission terminology and possible remedies Column for Hospital News poses a number of questions relating to risks and safeguards. 2015-10-07 English
153 Janet McLean and Judy Lewis The Catholic Women's League of Canada The Catholic Women’s League of Canada Expresses concerns about inadequate availability of palliative care and describes some risks. 2015-10-07 English
154 Raphael Individual Submission Guidelines for physician-assisted suicide An article by a professor at the University of Hull, UK delves into philosophical matters and provides guidelines for physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
155 Greg Individual Submission The need for Physician Assisted Death Submission from an individual highlighting safeguards for physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
156 Annette Individual Submission Respect the right to die with dignity Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
157 Shirley Individual Submission The death of Jack XXXX Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
158 Brian Individual Submission Euthanasia and human rights Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
159 Kit and Pat Individual Submission Assisted suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-07 English
160 Nicole Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-08 Français
161 André Individual Submission Mémoire au Comité externe sur les options de réponse législative à Carter c. Canada Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-08 Français
162 Paul Individual Submission Feedback for the 2015 Consultation on Legislative Options for Assisted Dying Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying and suggesting safeguards. 2015-10-08 English
163 Vincent Individual Submission Ban all forms of assistant killing Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-08 English
164 Timothy Individual Submission Palliative Care for All & Medically-Assisted Rational Suicide (MARS) - towards full Patient autonomy in End of Life Care. A physician describes the "therapeutic dishonesty" of the status quo and a few safeguards. 2015-10-08 English
165 Pat Individual Submission Explore ALL avenues Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-08 English
166 Faye Sonier Canadian Physicians for Life Canadian Physicians for Life Submission Submission emphasizes the moral nature of medical practice and proposes mechanisms to ensure that all physicians, regardless of conviction, are treated fairly. 2015-10-08 English
167 Rev. Dr. Darren Roorda Christian Reformed Church in North America Submission to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada on Physician-Assisted Dying Letter emphasizes the importance of providing adequate palliative care. 2015-10-08 English
168 Cameron Individual Submission More time is necessary Letter calls for more time to identify and consider options to respond Supreme Court's decision. 2015-10-08 English
169 Michel Individual Submission Un pensez-y bien Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-08 Français
170 C. Gwendolyn Landolt REAL Women of Canada More Time Required ... Letter calls for more time to identify and consider options to respond Supreme Court's decision. 2015-10-08 English
171 Marcia Individual Submission Response to Terms of Reference Letter identifies potential eligibility criteria and procedural safeguards. 2015-10-08 English
172 Cathy Individual Submission Risks of Assisted Suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-08 English
173 Monique Individual Submission Euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-09 English
174 Tammy Individual Submission We need palliative care not end of life Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-09 English
175 Jim Individual Submission Another vote for doctor assisted death Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-09 English
176 Vito Individual Submission Guidance from God's Biblical Principles A lengthy submission which makes use of numerous bible quotes to support beliefs regarding human suffering, euthanasia and assisted suicide. 2015-10-09 English
177 Alfred Individual Submission Persons and Questions Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-09 English
178 Sharon Baxter Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Consultation submission by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Provides context on changes in end-of-life decisions and options, and on increased rates of chronic disease and infirmity. Calls for greater access to hospice and palliative care, and for increased information about end-of-life options and decisions. 2015-10-09 English
179 Hans Individual Submission The Carter decision should be overthrown Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-09 English
180 John Individual Submission The Truth about Euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-09 English
181 Ginette Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. Offers guidance on safeguards and principles. 2015-10-10 Français
182 Duncan Individual Submission Please, Recommend No Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-10 English
183 Joe Individual Submission Time for Action-Leadership is Results not Position Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-10 English
184 Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB Archdiocese of Vancouver Archbishop Miller - Submission - Consultation on Legislated Options for Assisted Dying Submission emphasizes risks and mentions a few safeguards. 2015-10-10 English
185 Marie Individual Submission Liberté de conscience Detailed personal comment from a retired physician explores concepts such as conscience, values, medicine and others. 2015-10-10 Français
186 Rev Don Larson Archdiocese of Vancouver CONCERN Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-10 English
187 Francis Individual Submission 3.2, abc&d Daughters End of Life Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-10 English
188 Linda Individual Submission Mandate Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-10 English
189 Cathy Bouchard Catholic Women's League of Canada Consultations on Legislation for Assisted Dying Stresses importance of conscience rights of caregivers and of respect for human life. Cautions against making physician-assisted dying a "right." 2015-10-11 English
190 Liette Individual Submission mémoire présenté au comitéexterne sur les options de réponses législatives à Carte c.Canada ( euthanasie) Submission from a physician expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. Focuses on risks, safeguards and vulnerable persons, among other issues. 2015-10-11 Français
191 Diederik Lohman, Associate Health Director Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch Submission to External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Detailed 12-page position paper with references and footnotes, focusing on the notion of free and informed decision-making, and access and availabiliby of palliative care. Also provides international human-rights based perspective on key issues. 2015-10-11 English
192 Gordon Individual Submission Quelques Considérations de la Perspective des Personnes Handicapées Portant sur la Forme et l’Implémentation d’une Loi Future au Sujet du Suicide Assisté An 8,000-word paper considers the various issues in play from a personal and philosophical perspective, and focuses on the potentially negative impacts of a PAD law on persons with disabilities. 2015-10-11 Français
193 Catherine Individual Submission Hearing our voice Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-11 English
194 Julie Individual Submission Minimize Risks to Individuals and Society by Establishing Safeguards through Front Line Workers rds Describes personal experiences as caregiver during the deaths of two family members in different provinces and vastly different circumstances. Ultimately calls for greater access to standardized palliative care. 2015-10-11 English
195 Jake Sinke Canada Family Action Look Closely at the Alternative Brief letter advocating for greater access to standardized health care. Includes as an attachment a 17-page paper with references and footnotes which examines key issues and calls for greater access to palliative care. 2015-10-11 English
196 Jo Individual Submission Life in Canada Personal comment informed by recent death of loved one. 2015-10-12 English
197 Wendy Individual Submission My Choice Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-12 English
198 Emily Individual Submission Concerns about physician-assisted suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-12 English
199 Frances Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-13 English
200 André Schutten Association for Reformed Political Action Canada Protecting Life: How Parliament Can Fully Ban Assisted Suicide Witout Using Section 33 Presents a legal analysis of the Supreme Court decision and offers draft legislation prohibiting assisted suicide by anyone, including physicians and health-care workers. 2015-10-13 English
201 Louis Individual Submission Not withstanding Clause Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-13 English
202 Elizabeth Individual Submission Physician-Assisted Suicide Must Not Come to Canada Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying and proposing various safeguards. 2015-10-13 English
203 Elizabeth Andrzejczak Kildonan Advocates for Life Notwithstanding Clause Requested Expresses concerns about using death to avert potential future suffering and how this logic might have tragic consequences for vulnerable groups in society. 2015-10-13 English
204 Myrella Roy Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Perspectives of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Seven-page paper includes a list of risks and corresponding safeguards divided into risks to patients and society (including healthcare professionals). 2015-10-13 English
205 Tonia Individual Submission Risks are Substantial Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-14 English
206 Cheryl Individual Submission Reasons for restrictions Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-14 English
207 Michael Individual Submission Dealing with dementia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-14 English
208 Chris Individual Submission Right to Die Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-14 English
209 Flavianne Individual Submission Maintain the current law. Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-14 English
210 Diane Coleman, JD Not Dead Yet (USA) Statement of Not Dead Yet (USA) 15-page paper with footnotes and references examines key issues, particularly those related to persons with disabilities, and offers recommendations to mitigate risks. 2015-10-14 English
211 Rosemary Individual Submission Stop Euthanasia Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-14 English
212 Douglas Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-15 English
213 Stephanie Individual Submission Protection of the Vulnerable Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-15 English
214 Jessica McKeachie The Salvation Army Physician-Assisted Dying: The Salvation Army's Perspective Position paper (bilingual) explains the principles behind the organization's position. 2015-10-15 Bilingual
215 Robert Individual Submission The woman who walked into the sea. Personal comment references the book The woman who walked into the sea: Huntington's and the making of a genetic disease 2015-10-15 English
216 Sujandi Individual Submission Submission for Panal and Ministers Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-15 English
217 Tina Individual Submission Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying and proposing varous safeguards. 2015-10-16 English
218 Neil Hilliard End of Life Care, Fraser Health Authority Submission to the External Panel on a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Letter from the medical director of the Fraser Health Authority's End of Life Care Program, ostensibly representing the views of the Health Authority's Division of Palliative Medicine, provides a detailed examination of key issues from the perspective of palliative care. 2015-10-16 English
219 Rob Manning Illness Strategies Mercy Healing Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-16 English
220 Betty-Anne Individual Submission Submission for Federal Panel on Physician Assisted Dying (October2015) Informed personal comments on the issues of eligibility criteria, risks, and safeguards as outlined in the Panel's submission guidelines. 2015-10-16 English
221 Joelle Walker Canadian Pharmacists Association Role of pharmacists Preliminary (prior to federal election and to consultation with Panel) position on key issues. 2015-10-16 English
222 Sandra Kary Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan Letter from Catholic Health Association of Sask Letter states organization's position on an appropriate response to the Supreme Court's decision. 2015-10-16 English
223 Pat Individual Submission Mercy Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-16 English
224 Adele Individual Submission Why has life become disposable? Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-16 English
225 Douglas F. Jack Indigene Community www.indigenecommunity.info 'Indigene (Latin 'self-generating')-'Community' (L. 'com' = 'together' + 'munus' = 'gift-or-service') options for living Discusses indigenous and colonial perspectives on healthcare and assisted dying. 2015-10-17 English
226 Bob Individual Submission why assist Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-17 English
227 Carole Individual Submission Formal Submission on Assisted Suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-17 English
228 Pat Seed Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) CWDO Submission to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Presents perspective of persons with disabilities on key issues, including definitions of terms, and risks and safeguards. 2015-10-17 English
229 Glen Individual Submission L'État qui tue Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-17 Français
230 Kerry Individual Submission Direct Consultation: Physician Assisted-Dying in Canada Informed personal comment describes safeguards and risks 2015-10-17 English
231 Jennifer Tong A Network of BC Physicians Submission to Panel Calls for a "robust system of safeguards…carefully designed and monitored…to protect individual patient safety and public good." Also emphasizes the need for protection of the conscience rights of physicians 2015-10-18 English
232 Pierre Individual Submission Point de vue personnel sur la décriminalisation de l’aide médical au suicide Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-18 Français
233 Elizabeth Individual Submission Physician Assisted Suicide Personal comment focuses on the issue of consent. 2015-10-18 English
234 Catherine Individual Submission Respect, Goodwill and Freedom Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-18 English
235 Linda Individual Submission When Does an Inch Become a Mile Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-18 English
236 Doug Thomas Secular Connexion Séculière Key Issues For Non-believers Regarding Physician-assisted Dying in Canada Proposes safeguards and considers ethical issues from a secular perspective. 2015-10-18 English
237 Susan Individual Submission Request To Die Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-18 English
238 Richard Elliott Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Carter Factum The joint Factum of the Intervener in the Carter case of Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario. 2015-10-19 English
239 Richard Elliott Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Submission to Provincial Panel Emphasizes the importance of respecting patient autonomy in decision-making, of limiting waiting periods and requirements for contemporaneous consent, and for national standards and oversight. 2015-10-19 English
240 Clarice Individual Submission Letter to Panel Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-19 English
241 Althea Individual Submission A Physician's Input to the Expert Panel's Consultation Process Informed personal comments about physicians' role in palliative care, and describes risks and safeguards. 2015-10-19 English
242 Kiply Lukan Yaworski Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon Submission from Bishop of RC Diocese of Saskatoon Identifies some of the risks associated with physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-19 English
243 Johnny Individual Submission Protection of Physicians' Freedom of Conscience Personal comment about potential impacts on physicians' conscience rights. 2015-10-19 English
244 Stanley Individual Submission Proposal for Criminal Code Reforms in Regard to Voluntary Death A submission to a Senate Committee that appears to date from 1996. 2015-10-19 English
245 Matthew Individual Submission Federal PAD Panel Submission Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-19 English
246 Emma Individual Submission Better End of Life Care Not Doctor Assisted Suicide Describes a personal experience with end-of-life care 2015-10-19 English
247 Anastasia Pearse National Campus Life Network Legalizing PAS is not in the Best Interest of Canadians Submission identifies a number of perceived risks presented by PAD. 2015-10-19 English
248 Bruce Individual Submission Caution Urged Describes risks and identifies safeguards. 2015-10-19 English
249 Eric Individual Submission Response to External Panel request for input on Assisted Death Describes risks and identifies safeguards. 2015-10-19 English
250 Randy Individual Submission Love A submission making use of numerous bible quotes to support beliefs regarding human suffering, euthanasia and assisted suicide. 2015-10-19 English
251 Natalie Individual Submission Incurrable pain - A Personal Account Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-19 English
252 E. P. Individual Submission The primacy of individual choice in this matter Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying focuses on safeguards. 2015-10-19 English
253 Doris Grinspun Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario RNAO Submission to the Expert Panel for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Paper outlines RNAO's position and presents a series of recommendations, including a multi-stage collaborative process to develop a regulatory framework. 2015-10-19 English
254 Derek Individual Submission There Is No Sane, Rational, Moral Way for the Government to Implement Carter v. Canada Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-19 English
255 Dr. Carol Leet and Dr. Rocco Gerace College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario-Comments to Federal Panel Presents perceived risks and safeguards, and discusses the conscience rights of physicians and other health-care providers. 2015-10-19 English
256 James Individual Submission A personal post-Carter perspective This comprehensive response includes a discussion of the conscience rights of health-care providers. 2015-10-19 English
257 Noah Shack The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs CIJA Interim Position on Physician Assisted Dying in Canada Paper discusses eligibility, risks, safeguards and the conscience rights of health-care providers. 2015-10-20 English
258 Andrew Neuner The Health Quality Council of Alberta HQCA - Consultation Response Position is based on considerations of quality and safety, and on the organization's six dimensions of quality: acceptability, accessibility, appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency and safety. 2015-10-20 English
259 Elizabeth M Davis, RSM Roman Catholic Religious Leaders of Newfoundland and Labrador The Dignity Of Each Human Person And The Pursuit Of The Common Good Paper explores key issues, such as the definitions of "competent adults," "consent," and "grievous and irremediable." 2015-10-20 English
260 Robert Piasentin St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Guild of British Columbia Submission to the External Panel on Assisted Dying Legislation Paper discusses eligibility, risks, safeguards and the conscience rights of health-care providers. 2015-10-20 English
261 Peter Individual Submission ARPA's Legislative Proposal should be considered Submission from an individual indicating support for ARPA Canada's position on this issue and summarizing key points from ARPA's organization position on PAD 2015-10-20 English
262 Anna Farrow English Speaking Catholic Council Brief submitted by English Speaking Catholic Council to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Paper discusses risks, safeguards and the important of protecting conscience rights. 2015-10-20 English
263 Douglas Individual Submission A Wide View of Patients' Rights and Support for Conscientious Objection Analysis of the Court's decision and possible responses to it, including a consideration of invoking the notwithstanding clause. 2015-10-20 English
264 James Individual Submission A Federal Legislative Response to Carter Document was submitted with title only and no substantive content. 2015-10-20 English
265 Matthew Individual Submission For Our Young People and Principle Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-20 English
266 A. Individual Submission Involuntary Assisted Dying in the Acutely Ill Elderly Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-20 English
267 David Granovsky Canadian Nurses Assocation Brief for the Government of Canada's External Panel Identifies importance of making information available to patients and their families, of protecting the liability of health-care providers, and of mitigating potential risks to health-care providers (e.g. increased burnout and moral distress). 2015-10-20 Bilingual
268 Monica Branigan Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians Submission to External Panel Emphasizes the importance of adequate palliative care and the role that limited access to palliative care plays in demand for physician-assisted dying. Also calls for better training and increasing public awareness of death-related topics and nature of consent. 2015-10-20 English
269 Georges L'Espérance Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité Submission to Panel Addresses definitions of key words and concepts, such as "medical assistance and euthanasia," and describes some of the risks likely to be incurred by individuals, health-care workers and society. 2015-10-20 Français
270 Azin Moradhassel Canadian Medical Association CMA Submission to the Federal External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter vs. Canada (Federal External Panel) Presents results of consultations and posits 10 foundational principles and a series of recommendations. The submission emphasizes the need for a national legislative and regulatory framework, for protection of conscience rights for health-care workers, and for additional information and support for physicians and the general public facing end-of-life issues. 2015-10-20 Bilingual
271 Judith Individual Submission There Is No Mercy In Killing Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-20 English
272 Simon Individual Submission Do no harm Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-20 English
273 The Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops The Position of the Catholic Church and the Stance of the Catholic Bishops of Canada on 'The Giving of Assistance in Dying' Paper explains the moral and spiritual roots of the Conference's position on relevant issues. 2015-10-20 English
274 John and Michele Individual Submission Concerned Citizens Submission from an individual expressing a deeply held personal perspective on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-20 English
275 Denise Page Canadian Cancer Society The Right to Care Paper focuses largely on the accessibility of palliative care. 2015-10-20 English
276 Mei St-Cyr Canadian Nurses Protective Society Submission to Panel Emphasizes the need for legislative protection for nurses who, in the normal course of carrying out their duties in accordance with the standard of practice of their profession, provide end-of-life care to patients or engage in discussions with patients about end-of-life options and wishes. Proposes draft legislation. 2015-10-21 English
277 Félix Couture MedPASS Defining Suffering Report on legalities associated with physician-assisted dying examines specific issues, such as notion of "suffering," and considers ethical concerns, such as the right to life, liberty and security of the person. The report also explores the perspectives of patients and physicians, as well as the approaches used in other countries, and makes a series of recommendations about legislative solutions. 2015-10-22 English
278 John Sikkema Association for Reformed Political Action Canada Draft Legislation - An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter Draft legislation invoking the notwithstanding clause to strike down the ruling of the Supreme Court. 2015-10-22 English
279 John Sikkema Association for Reformed Political Action Canada Respectfully Submitted: Policy Report for Parliamentarians Paper examines the ethics of euthanasia and the sanctity of life, and cites statistics from jurisdictions where physician-assisted dying is legal. 2015-10-22 English
280 Eike-Henner Kluge Individual Submission Proposed amendment to the Criminal Code Draft legislation stipulating that medical practitioners are not required to provide treatment when a patient competently requests non-treatment or cessation of treatment; and that a person can petition a superior court to permit the assistance of a physician to end that person's life. 2015-10-23 English
281 André Schutten Association for Reformed Political Action Canada Stemming the Tide: How Parliament Must Mitigate the Harm of Assisted Suicide Paper explains the legitimacy, in light of both the constitutional division of powers and Section 7 of the Charter as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Carter v. Canada, of comprehensive federal legislation imposing, monitoring and enforcing strict limits on physician-assisted dying. 2015-10-24 English
282 Catherine Ferrier Collectif des médecins contre l'euthanasie Documents from the Collectif des médecins contre l'euthanasie Presentation notes submitted by representatives of Collectif des médecins contre l'euthanasie from their direct consultation with the Panel in Montreal. 2015-10-25 English/Français
283 Michael Shea Catholic Health Alliance of Canada Submission to External Panel In advance of face-to-face meeting, the paper outlines a few recommendations, such as separating palliative care from physician-assisted dying and respecting the conscience rights of health-care workers. 2015-10-26 English
284 Eike-Henner Kluge Individual Submission Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Ethical Considerations Touching Possible Amendments to the Criminal Code Lengthy (39-page) considerations of exceptional cases involving various forms of PAD. 2015-10-26 English
285 Prof. Kathryn Church Ryerson University School of Disability Studies Carter vs. Canada External Review Panel Submission Includes a series of recommendations, including an independent panel to review requests, and greater access to palliative care. 2015-10-27 English
286 Sean Murphy Protection of Conscience Project Submission to the (Federal) External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Presentation on the relevant issues for physicians and health-care workers with conscientious objections to PAD. 2015-10-29 English
287 Denise Individual Submission Speech to the Senate Speech during debate on Bill S-225 considers various aspects of the issues. 2015-10-29 English
288 David Albert Jones Individual Submission A Submission to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v Canada Paper considers legal frameworks, risk, consent issues, conscientious objection and PAD systems 2015-10-30 English
289 David Albert Jones Individual Submission Legalisation of assisted
suicide: a safeguard to
euthanasia?
An academic overview of the Supreme Court's ruling, and of the models and logic of laws that permit euthanasia in other countries. 2015-10-30 English
290 John Sikkema Christian Legal Fellowship Christian Legal Fellowship Written Submission to External Panel Presents a legal analysis of the Supreme Court decision and response options. 2015-10-30 English
291 Ed Montigny ARCH Disability Law Centre Written Submissions of ARCH Disability Law Centre The submission references consultations and focus groups hosted by ARCH as it responds to the particular questions and issues raised in the Expert Panel's template. Emphasizes the need for additional services (e.g. housing, palliative) particular for vulnerable people. 2015-10-30 English
292 April D'Aubin Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Submission to Panel on Physician Assisted Death From The Manitoba League Of Persons With Disabilities November 1 2015 Submission calls for the establishment of a panel (modelled on Ontario's Consent and Capacity Panel) to review requests, along with a public reporting system that is monitored continually and informs future amendments. 2015-11-01 English
293 Dr. Louise Coulombe Community Palliative Care Network Physician Hastened Death: Complications Flow chart examines the potential complications involved in completing the current procedures associated with euthanasia. 2015-11-01 English
294 Dr. Louise Coulombe Community Palliative Care Network The Dying Process Graphic illustrates and explains the stages leading to death. 2015-11-01 English
295 Dr. Louise Coulombe Community Palliative Care Network Q&A A series of questions and answers related to death, dying and end-of-life interventions. 2015-11-01 English
296 Karen Individual Submission Submission to the Panel on Physician-Assisted Dying Personal letter from a family physician. 2015-11-02 English
297 Tina Head Canadian Bar Association Clarifying Law About End-of-Life Decision-Making Includes resolutions to encourage provinces and territories to enact harmonized legislation with clear access to physician-assisted dying, safeguards for patients and health-care workers, and a system of oversight. Also calls on health-care regulatory bodies to develop appropriate standards of practice. 2015-11-02 English
298 Alex Schadenberg Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Submission to the External Panel Examines other jurisdictions and calls for adequate legal oversight and objective criteria 2015-11-02 English
299 Eliza Chandler Canadian Disabilities Studies Association CDSAACEI Carter vs Canada Submission "The decision to end one's life with medical assistance is only a real choice if made in a context of adequate home-care services, residential care, income support, palliative care, affordable and universal healthcare, and perhaps most importantly, in a culture that values differently embodied and minded individuals." 2015-11-02 English
300 Joelle Walker Canadian Pharmacists' Association Submission to the External Panel Presents the results of a survey of 1,000 pharmacists across Canada and examines the impacts on pharmacists in jurisdictions where physician-assisted dying is legal.  Also describes relevant practice guidelines for Canadian pharmacists, such as meeting a patient's requirements for pharmaceuticals while respecting a pharmacist's right of conscience. 2015-11-03 English
301 Katie Hardy Canadian Psychiatric Association Preliminary Remarks on Physician-Assisted Dying Letter suggests that psychiatrists be involved only in cases where there is evidence of mental illness. Letter also calls for carefully consideration of terms such as "irremediable", and "intolerable and enduring suffering." 2015-11-03 English
302 Joelle Walker Canadian Pharmacists' Association Presentation to the External Panel Slides to accompany presentation made to Panel. Presents the results of a survey of 1,000 pharmacists across Canada and examines the impacts on pharmacists in jurisdictions where physician-assisted dying is legal.  Also describes relevant practice guidelines for Canadian pharmacists, such as meeting a patient's requirements for pharmaceuticals while respecting a pharmacist's right of conscience. 2015-11-03 English
303 Artem Safarov College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC Survey of Members on PAD Power-point presentation about the results of a members' survey. 2015-11-04 English
304 Artem Safarov College of Family Physicians of Canada Study of Family Medicine Curriculum Study to inform medical curriculum planners measuring the impact of residents' previous exposure to family medicine on their future practice intentions. 2015-11-04 English
305 Larry Worthen Christian Medical and Dental Society Canada Response to Questions Posed by the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Expresses concerns about the inadequacy of current resources to support those facing end-of-life decisions (e.g. fee-for-service physicians are disincentivized, limited availability of expert counsellors, dearth of information). Also identifies risk of wrongful deaths, erosion of rights of disabled persons, and encourages the creation of protected spaces (e.g. hospitals, hospices) where euthanasia is not practiced. 2015-11-04 English
306 Dr. Renata Leong Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies Academic Articles to Supplement Consultations with the Panel Presents copies of studies conducted by outside groups pertaining to PAD in European countries. 2015-11-04 English
307 Bruce Clemenger The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Submission to the External Panel The submission considers some of the profound social, moral, and philosophical issues raised by PAD and offers optional responses to the Supreme Court’s decision. The paper also lists potential safeguards. 2015-11-05 English
308 Christian Domenic Elia Catholic Civil Rights League Submission to the External Panel Letter emphasizes the paramount importance of protecting the sanctity of life. Points out that while the Supreme Court ruling is based on the particular facts of the case presented, the direction to Parliament is for a law of general application. 2015-11-05 English
309 Jean Echlin The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research It's Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today A book of more than 190 pages that explores the Supreme Court's decision, regimes in countries that permit physician-assisted dying and the legal and ethical issues facing the panel and Canada. 2015-11-06 English
310 Douglas A. Grant Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada Physician-Assisted Dying Guidance Document Makes clear recommendations and provides foundational principles that should inform a legislative solution. Calls for specific safeguards, including: assessment by a second physician, adequate documentation, involvement of qualified physicians, informed consent of patient. 2015-11-06 English
311 Bryan Salte College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan Position of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan in Relation to Physician-Assisted Dying This position statement calls for a national oversight body, a consistent approach across Canada, a second assessment and additional training for physicians. Calls for legislation to clarify age of consent, liability issues for health-care workers and what constitutes a "grievous and irremediable condition." 2015-11-06 English
312 Meagan Hatch Canadian Psychological Association Canadian Psychological Association Submission to the External Panel Paper references the Canadian Medical Association definitions for euthanasia, medical aid in dying, and physician-assisted dying. Includes frank discussion of the so-called slippery-slope argument—that rigid qualification standards for access to physician-assisted dying would weaken over time. 2015-11-06 English
313 Marc Doucet Canadian Association for Spiritual Care A Submission to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v Canada Presents ethical considerations on a few points related to the Supreme Court's decision. 2015-11-09 English
314 Alana Cormier Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies Submission in Response to Questions Raised during the CFCPS Presentation to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada (November 4, 2015) Letter addresses specific points about incarcerated individuals and physician-assisted dying. 2015-11-17 English
315 Alex Schadenberg Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Government Committee Document for Distribution Paper examines the PAD regimes of other jurisdictions and identifies weaknesses. 2015-11-18 English
316 Cara Faith Zwibel Canadian Civil Liberties Association Draft Position Paper: Physician Assisted Dying Draft position paper discussing guiding principles to inform approaches to PAD, the respective roles of federal and provincial/territorial governments, and the use of appropriate safeguards/eligibility criteria in striking a balance between personal autonomy and the protection of vulnerable individuals. 2015-11-27 English
317 David Baker BakerLaw Federal and Provincial Responsibilities to Implement Physician Assisted Suicide Forthcoming article on a legislative regime for physician-assisted dying shared with the Panel before initial publication. 2015-11-27 English
318 Noah Shack The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs CIJA Submission to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada Position paper acknowledges range of opinions and calls for specific safeguards, including those for health-care workers with conscientious objections. 2015-12-01 English
319 Silvan Luley Dignitas How Dignitas safeguards the quality of life through comprehesive and open-outcome counselling Presentation describes Dignitas and its operations, and claims that its existence reflects the failure of judicial and medical systems to meet the needs of citizens. The presentation emphasizes the need to disseminate clear information about end-of-life issues. 2015-12-07 English
320 Silvan Luley Dignitas Notes for the Panel by Dignitas Traces the roots of the organization, describes the procedures it follows, along with systemic safeguards. The paper repeats much of the content from the previous presentation and also refutes several of the specific criticisms of PAD regimes, including the slippery-slope argument. 2015-12-07 English
321 Silvan Luley Dignitas How Dignitas Works Provides a detailed description of Dignitas’ processes to assist people with end-of-life issues, including the multiple reviews and other steps involved in accessing PAD. Also explains the organization’s ethical and philosophical framework, and its commitment to educating people—both in Switzerland and abroad—about their options and how to access them. 2015-12-07 Bilingual
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