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Important history behind (St. Paul's Hospital)

The illicit death at a Vancouver Jewish care home, prompting a statement last week from Archbishop Miller, raises important issues of religious freedom, but also the nature of health care in Canada.

CBC Radio-Canada reports on MAiD and faith-based health care (St. Paul's Hospital)

CBC Radio-Canada reports on MAiD and faith-based health care.

'They take … all of my stuff': Woman visiting hospitalized, dying brother has car burgled for third time (St. Paul's Hospital)

An Alberta woman visiting her dying brother at St. Paul’s Hospital can’t believe her car has been broken into three times in less than three weeks.

‘I thought it was ridiculous’: Religious facilities opposing assisted death leave patients in a bind (St. Paul's Hospital)

The first time that Ian Pope was transferred out of a Vancouver Catholic hospital for an assisted-death eligibility assessment, the appointment started badly and ended worse.


One of the supercluster consortia shortlisted in the Canadian government’s supercluster initiative has released the full details of its final application.

Daily Poll: Should faith-based hospitals that receive government funding be required to provide assisted dying? (St. Paul's Hospital)

The debate over whether faith-based hospitals that are tax-payer funded should be allowed to opt out of assisted dying practices has been reignited. 

Renewed discussion over assisted dying amid dispute at faith-based sites (St. Paul's Hospital)

Two incidents in British Columbia have renewed a debate about whether faith-based health institutions that receive public funding should be allowed to opt out of offering medical assistance in dying.

Emergency experts set on improving dismal odds of survival in highrises (St. Paul's Hospital)

Tony Fagan died precisely the same way his mom did many years earlier: from cardiac arrest after doing laps in a swimming pool. Both were rushed to St. Paul’s Hospital, except Fagan was successfully resuscitated by paramedics within three minutes of his heart stopping.

Patient’s botched transfer renews calls for assisted dying in all publicly funded health-care facilities (St. Paul's Hospital)

A publicly funded Catholic health-care network in British Columbia apologized last spring to a secular hospital after it mismanaged part of the transfer of a frail man seeking a physician-assisted death, documents show.

Governments should fund birth control, as they do HIV prevention (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Sixty-one per cent of Canadian women have had an unintended pregnancy, notes a study by Canada's Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Government policy is to blame.


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