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Mar 2, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Canada is embracing “death on demand” in its healthcare laws, according to Cardinal Thomas Collins. The Archbishop of Toronto issued a strong denunciation of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) laws in an op-ed published Monday, March 2.
Feb 28, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A hospice in Canada has lost its funding and is being forced to close after refusing to offer medically assisted suicide.
Feb 27, 2020 - 09:35 am .- The Catholic bishops of Canada issued a statement on Wednesday, condemning parliament’s efforts to further expand medically assisted suicide to those who do not have terminal illnesses. 
Feb 25, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bill will introduce “new and modified safeguards” for people eligible for euthanasia but who are not predicted to die in the immediate future.
Feb 14, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A new report has warned against expanding access to euthanasia in Canada to those with mental illnesses.
Feb 3, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decrying the effort to further expand euthanasia within the country. 
Jan 22, 2020 - 11:00 am .- A Canadian hospice is at risk of losing its government funding over its refusal to euthanize patients who request an “assisted death.” 
Jan 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Canadians who choose medical suicide are being actively solicited for their organs in a practice one Member of Parliament said raises questions of freedom and coercion. 
Dec 3, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Quebec's health minister announced Friday that the province will open a consultation on allowing euthanasia for people who can no longer give informed consent or who will die of an illness in the more distant future.
Oct 25, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- The Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame in Quebec is working to replace relics of Canadian saints that were stolen after a break-in last month.
Oct 11, 2019 - 02:16 pm .- Clinic 554, the only private abortion clinic in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, is closing because of financial instability, its director announced Thursday.
Sep 30, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- After Alan Nichols' death by voluntary euthanasia at a British Columbia hospital in July, his family have questioned the imprecision of Canada's requirements for euthanasia and assisted suicide, which include having “a grievous and irremediable medical condition.”
Sep 24, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Beginning the plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on Monday, Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil called his fellow bishops to embrace their role as teachers, especially of the younger generations.
Sep 20, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted suicide and euthanasia on site, after an assisted suicide advocacy group threatened legal action in January.
Aug 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The family of a Canadian man with ALS is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients after he received a “medically-assisted death” following years of struggle to find adequate care. 
Jul 28, 2019 - 05:00 am .- St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized a saint, was celebrated by First Nations people throughout Canada on her July feast day as an important cultural bridge between Catholicism and First Nations people.
Jun 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Canadian province of Quebec passed a law Sunday prohibiting future government employees “in positions of authority” from expressing their beliefs through religious symbols during office hours.
May 30, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he intends to raise the subject of American abortion policy with Vice President Mike Pence during meetings in Ottawa.
May 11, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Canadian members of parliament are attempting to pass a law that would protect the conscience rights of doctors, as the government looks to expand access to euthanasia in the country.
May 10, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- On May 14, 2019, abortion will have been legal in Canada for half a century. Since it became legal, approximately six million Canadians have died by abortion, and about 300 preborn babies are killed each day.