Articles tagged Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The acquital of Stéphan Dufour is not an assisted suicide precedent for Quebec.

Yesterday, the acquital of Stéphan Dufour for assisting the suicide of his uncle Chantal Maltais, was unanimously upheld by three judges on the Quebec Court of Appeal. The Quebec court of appeal judges correctly stated: “assisted suicide is a specific intent crime and the Crown had to prove the accused had the intent to cause the death of his uncle. The judges noted Dufour didn’t want his uncle to die and his limited intellectual capacities prevented him from resisting to pressures from Maltais any longer.” Assisted suicide is dealt with under section 241 of the criminal code of Canada. Assisted […]
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Seniors groups are calling for a National Elder Abuse report line in Australia

The Canadian government has identified elder abuse as a serious societal problem and is making significant investment into elder abuse prevention programs. The Australian newspaper reported today in an article written by Jared Owens that Seniors groups in Australia are demanding a toll-free Elder Abuse report line. The article reports that there have been a string of high-profile manslaughter prosecutions of carers accused of killing their bed-ridden mothers. In Queensland authorities have laid at least five charges in recent months, all were accused of neglecting elderly women in their care. The Australian reported that: Council of the Ageing chief executive […]
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