Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

The theological reason why the Catholic Church is reticent to apologise for residential schools

Monday, June 14th, 2021

The Catholic Church seems to be tripping over itself to avoid issuing a clear and definitive apology for the church’s role in Canada’s residential schools after the remains of 215 children were reportedly discovered outside a Catholic-run school in Kamloops. While concerns about liability may be a factor, one significant barrier is theological. In traditional Read more

Hate attack prompts Catholic support for Muslims

Monday, June 14th, 2021
The Globe and Mail

Canadian faith communities and politicians are united in strongly condemning a hate attack on a Muslim family in which several people died. Four members of the family were killed by a driver on 6 June and a nine-year-old boy was seriously injured. Police say killing the family was a deliberate act. They believe the family Read more

Canadian appeal court to hear case of hospice refusing to offer euthanasia

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The British Columbia hospice that is trying to preserve its historical opposition to euthanasia is being taken to the Court of Appeal. Because of its views, the Delta Hospice Society (a member-run organisation) is likely to lose $1.5 million in funding from the Fraser Health Authority, a public health care authority in British Columbia. It Read more

Hospice closes after refusing assisted dying

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A hospice in Canada is being forced to close after refusing to offer and perform medically assisted suicides. Lat week the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta, British Columbia, lost $1.5 million in funding and its license to operate as a hospice. Fraser Health Authority, one of the six public health care authorities in the province, Read more

Quebec considers expanding eligibility for euthanasia

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Quebec’s health minister, Danielle McCann, says consultation on extending the criteria for euthanasia is about to open. The new criteria will enable people to be euthanised if they can’t give informed consent or who will die of an illness in the more distant future. These include people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative conditions. Read more

Anglican Church dead in Canada by 2040

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The Anglican Church in Canada may be dead by 2040. This is the finding of a report delivered to leaders at the Anglican Council of General Synod meeting last week in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The document, written by Rev Neil Elliot; an Anglican priest, and commissioned by the Church, shows that within 20 years the Read more

Health Care funds disabled dad’s assisted suicide

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A Canadian father who could not received ongoing financial support for his costly healthcare has died following a medically assisted suicide. Sean Tagert, 41, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) agreed to having his life ended after years of struggle to find adequate care. His illness robbed him of the ability to move his Read more

Over 2,613 people in Canada euthanased in 10 months

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Over one percent (2,613 people) of all deaths last year in Canada were the result of euthanasia, a new government report has revealed. The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from January to October of 2018, a total of 2,613 people in Canada Read more

9,000 religious venues will be lost by 2020

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

In Canada alone, 9,000 religious venues will be lost by 2020. The National Trust for Canada says this amounts to one-third of faith-based buildings. Their imminent closure is a result of funding shortfalls. Read more Related Posts:Massive increase in pokie-machine profits recordedReligion contributes $67.5 billion to Canadian economyItaly predicts decline in births following coronavirusRabbinic group Read more

Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
child euthanasia

Euthanasia was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council of Canadian Academies to produce a report on Read more