Limited Religious Freedom: Navigating the Collision of Rights

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Since its legalization in 2015, the issue of doctor-assisted suicide continues to remain a contentious issue in Canada. Recently, the Ontario divisional court ruled that, while the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario violated the charter rights of those physicians who are against doctor-assisted suicide by requiring them to make an effective referral, it was nevertheless an acceptable violation …

Doctor-Assisted Suicide: An Interview with Harold Albrecht, MP

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Do you know what the laws are in Canada on doctor-assisted suicide and how we got to the current laws? In his recent filming trip to Ottawa, Andy had a chance to sit down with Harold Albrecht, the Member of Parliament for the Kitchener-Conestoga riding, to get an insider’s view. How does the question of dying well connect to the …

What’s Best for Charlie?

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A court battle has been going on in the UK over the life of a little infant who has a very rare disease. Ultimately, the court sided with the doctors and decided that it is in Charlie’s best interest to let him die with dignity. The parents, as expected, were heart-broken, as they had still one more option they wanted …

License to Kill? An Interview with a Canadian Physician on Euthanasia

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Over the past few weeks, there have beenĀ developments in the legalities surrounding physician-assisted death (euthanasia). What are the key points that we need to be aware of? What of the morality of it? How is it playing out in the very hospitals where the decisions to die will be made? Andy and Chris are joined this week by Dr. Ewan …

License to Kill?

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Thereā€™s an episode of The Office where they have to conduct a work safety seminar. They are discussing dangers in the warehouse and the scenario that ensues is hilarious. Here is an excerpt:   Darryl: Now, this is the forklift. You need— [Michael rattles it] You need a license to operate this machine. That means the upstairs office workers can’t …

Ontological Argument, Covering Up Euthanasia?

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The ontological argument for God’s existence is often a misunderstood argument that is often dismissed prematurely. What is the substance of this argument? Andy, Chris, and Steve are back in this week’s episode of AC Podcast to briefly discuss what the argument is and how it works. What’s Making News? Medical leaders grapple with new euthanasia dilemma: What to write …