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Adult Upgrading English 80 Winter 2024

Winter 2024 Library Course Guide for Adult Upgrading 80

OC Counselling Services

Suicide / The Right To Die

Historical Background

Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

Medical Assistance in Dying: Legislation in Canada

MAiD and Mental Illness

On February 29, 2024, legislation to extend the temporary exclusion of eligibility to receive MAiD in circumstances where a person's "sole" underlying medical condition is a "mental illness" received royal assent and immediately came into effect. The eligibility date for persons suffering solely from a mental illness who desire to used MAiD is currently set at March 17, 2027.


Annual Reports on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

Medical Assisted Dying in Canada

MAiD - Indigenous Community

Library and Archives Canada - Web Archives

Kenneth Law Facing Charges for Counselling or Aiding Suicide

In May of 2023, Kenneth Law, was charged by Canadian Police, with 14 counts of second-degree murder and is accused of aiding or abetting 14 people to die by suicide. It is still illegal for anyone other than a licensed medical practitioners to conduct assessments and to provide medical assistance in dying. Such medical practitioners can be a physician or a nurse practitioner, where provinces and territories allow. 

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