Published on Canadian Healthcare Network Written by Tristan Bronca on June 1, 2016 Discussed: The 'wedge' cases, the language of the debate, the moral culpability of the doctor, and the question of pure autonomy Dr. Will Johnston The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition was officially founded in 1998 in response to rising public support for physician assisted … Continue reading The case against physician-assisted dying
http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/in-committee-house-of-commons/episodes/47578245 Dr. Will Johnston's testimony to the Justice Committee can be found at 1:11:18. Answers to the questions of the need for a legal provision for conscience rights can be found at 1:26:00, and the answer regarding advanced directives at 1:36:00.
Published on The Huffington Post on April 22, 2016 Dr. Will Johnston, Family Physician in Vancouver, BC It is not surprising that many Canadians are concerned about the dangers of the new assisted suicide and euthanasia bill, C-14. What is really not credible is how the word-benders who used the Charter "right to life" … Continue reading The Deadly Problems Surrounding Bill C-14
EUTHANASIA PREVENTION COALITION APPLAUDS RULING OF BC APPEAL COURT ON ASSISTED SUICIDE Media Release - Toronto, Thursday October 10, 2013 /CNW/ The BC Court of Appeal has struck down the decision by Justice Smith and upheld the current laws which protect Canadians from euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) intervened in the BC … Continue reading WE WON!!!!
By Will Johnston, MD The daughters are beside themselves. One sat in my office recently, telling me about her father’s trips to the bank that are draining his savings. He gets angry when his daughters challenge him. The money — thousands of dollars, slowly saved from a meagre pension and needed for his care — … Continue reading Assisted Suicide’s Dangerous Illusion of Control
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1287933--assisted-suicide-opens-the-door-to-grave-abuses-of-elderly Derek Miedema, November 14, 2012 Canadians can watch disturbing videos on a government website warning about elder abuse — an elderly man is pushed to move faster, an adult child steals money from a grandmother’s wallet. However, just as some still turn a blind eye to the fact that elder abuse is happening, proponents … Continue reading Assisted suicide opens the door to grave abuses of elderly
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/06/18/will-johnston-the-wrong-decision-on-assisted-suicide/ On June 15, the British Columbia Supreme Court rendered a controversial judgment in the case of Carter vs. Canada, one that purports to create constitutional immunity for those who provide assistance to those seeking to kill themselves — a judgment that stands at odds with the Supreme Court of Canada’s Rodriguez ruling in 1993. … Continue reading The National Post: “The Wrong Decision on Assisted Suicide”
Margaret Dore January 26, 2012 "Those who believe that legal assisted suicide/euthanasia will assure their autonomy and choice are naive." William Reichel, MD Montreal Gazette, May 30, 2010 A. Introduction Leblanc vs. Attorney General of Canada brings a constitutional challenge to Canada's law prohibiting aiding or abetting a suicide. Leblance also seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia as a medical treatment. In 2010, a bill in the … Continue reading The Leblanc Case: A Recipe for Elder Abuse and a Threat to the Individual
For shorter print versions of this article, click here and here. For talking points, click here. Will Johnston, MD Margaret Dore, JD Alex Schadenberg November 1, 2011 "Those who believe that legal assisted suicide . . . will assure their autonomy and choice are naive." William Reichel, MD Montreal Gazette, May 30, 2010 A. Introduction Carter vs. Attorney General of … Continue reading The Carter Case and Assisted Suicide: A Recipe for Elder Abuse and a Threat to Individual Rights
Dear Editor: Patrick Stewart concedes that legalizing assisted suicide would be a problem if “you can bump off your old granny.” [“Spare the dying . . .,” Oct. 15]. This is a major reason why assisted suicide must not be legalized in Canada. As a Vancouver family doctor I see elder abuse in my practice, often … Continue reading “How exactly are we going to detect the victimization when we can’t do it now?”