Pages tagged "Margaret Somerville"
Feb 26, 2015
First published on CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWSFebruary 25, 2015 OTTAWA - McGill University ethicist Margaret Somerville has called for a Royal Commission on "physician-assisted death" as well as for the federal government to invoke the notwithstanding clause to trump the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the matter.In a Feb. 19 letter to Justice Minister Peter MacKay, the founding director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and the Law wrote him of the "gravity" Canada faces as a result of the Carter decision that struck down Canada's laws against physician-assisted suicide. Continue reading
Jul 19, 2014
This paper developed by Professors Donald Boudreau and Professor Margaret Somerville from McGill University, Monreal Canada, looks as the entire issue of euthanasia, its definitions through to its unfortunate euphemisms.This article is a must read for any one serious about gaining a developed perspective of the debate. Continue reading