Bill 52, end-of-life care, challenged by some doctors
Bill 52 allows for end-of-life intervention by doctors to hasten the deaths of people requesting that their suffering be terminated. The bill was passed in a free vote in the province of Quebec's National Assembly on June 5th, 2014.
The Gulf of St. Lawrence is a globally significant marine ecosystem that must be protected from oil and gas development, says a coalition of fishermen, environmentalists, aboriginal people and others. They are calling for a moratorium on all activity and that an arms-length review panel be struck to examine the issue.
Campaign wants fresh food back in Ontario hospitals
It’s time to bring back fresh food to hospitals in Ontario, says the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). In May, the OCHU launched the Keep Hospitals Cookingcampaign to pressure hospitals to serve freshly prepared meals, instead of reheated frozen food to patients, visitors and staff.
“A lot of is pre-cooked, comes in bags, and then it’s put ...
U.S. transgender pianist found ‘salvation’ in Canada
As a male classical pianist, Sara Davis Buechner was praised and honored in her home country. She played with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the United States and was on the brink of a promising career.
But when she decided to come out publicly as a transgender woman in 1998, Buechner was shunned by the conservative concert ...
Montreal's Formula One weekend was a big success. Fans are describing the race as one of the most exciting in years. A new victor emerged, with Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, driving for Red Bull, mounting the podium.
Hidden cash game becomes hidden weed hunt in Vancouver
A game which started with hidden cash in San Francisco evolved to hidden weed in Vancouver.
At the end of May, anonymous benefactors hid money in envelopes and then used Twitter to distribute clues about where the prizes were hidden. It was a big success and quickly spread to other cities and other prizes, such as beer. But when ...
Canada’s public broadcaster won 24 awards from the RTNDA, the organization that represents electronic journalists on Saturday in Toronto. This may have cheered employees who recently learned 657 positions will be cut as a result of $130 million in budget cuts.
Successive Canadian governments have reduced funding to the CBC over the past two decades, ...
Dog lovers are demanding the big retailer Costco stop selling doggie treats they think are responsible for several canine deaths. The jerky treats are made in China, and the importer says they have been tested by an independent lab there and are safe.
Alda Wirsche and her vet are convinced her dog, Rosie died of renal failure after eating ...