As of June 17, Bill C-14 became law after bouncing back and forth between the Senate and House of Commons. This formally legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Although this is a tragic choice, our leaders did so in full knowledge of the consequences and a much better alternative.

ARPA’s Legal and Policy Resources on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia:

24 Feb 2010 Canadian Poll Finds Two Thirds Support Legalization of Euthanasia

February 23, 2010 ( – An Angus Reid poll released last week found that approximately two-thirds of Canadians nationwide support the legalization of euthanasia. At the same time, however, a prominent anti-euthanasia activist has questioned the results, saying that “there's still an awful lot of misunderstanding” about euthanasia.
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22 Feb 2010 Parents Get Nearly Three More Weeks to Save Baby Isaiah

By Peter J. Smith EDMONTON, Alberta, January 27, 2010 ( – A provincial court in Alberta ordered Friday that baby Isaiah May remain on life support until March 11.  The order gives Isaiah's parents, who have been fighting to keep their brain-damaged baby alive, nearly three more weeks to assemble outside medical experts to assess his chances for further recovery.
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02 Feb 2010 Update on Baby Isaiah

EDMONTON, Alberta, February 1st, 2010 ( – The Facebook page in support of baby Isaiah May, the hospitalized three-month-old boy whose doctors have sought to remove his ventilator, has been recovered after mysteriously disappearing on Friday night.
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20 Jan 2010 Young Canadian Parents Fighting Hospital to Save Their Baby’s Life

By Patrick B. Craine, EDMONTON, Alberta, January 19, 2010 ( - The parents of a critically-ill three-month-old boy have found themselves in a legal fight for his life, after being informed by the hospital that staff will be removing his ventilation because they have deemed that he cannot recover from brain damage he suffered during birth.
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14 Jan 2010 A Life and Death Issue: Speaking to a Society that is Sympathetic towards Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

by Mark Penninga (first printed in Reformed Perspective magazine, July/Aug 2009): Who has authority to take away a human life? In the cloud of emotion and deception that encircles the euthanasia debate, that one question lies at the bottom. It is a question that may have to be answered by our country this year. On May 13, 2009 Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill (C-384) to our Canadian Parliament that proposes to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. It is scheduled for its first debate in the House of Commons, and a subsequent vote, at the end of September. Canada has to understand the dangerous reality of this legislation.
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02 Dec 2009 Book Review: Building on Sand – Human Dignity in Canadian Law and Society

Reverend Wes Bredenhof, the pastor of Providence CanRC in Hamilton and the author of the popular Yinkahdinay blog has posted a review of Mark Penninga's recently released book on his website. Check it out here. For more information about the book, including a short video and the table of contents, go to Perhaps it will be a good gift for someone who is interested in socio-political issues. The price is by donation, and all proceeds go to ARPA Canada. Click here to purchase a copy through this website....

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25 Nov 2009 Bill C-384 Vote Pushed to February 2010

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Update:  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has just learned that Francine Lalonde has once again traded-back to delay the second hour of debate on Bill C-384, the bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. The new scheduled date for the debate on C-384 is Tuesday, February 2, 2010 with the vote taking place on February 3.
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24 Nov 2009 Thought to be in a 23-year coma, Belgian man heard everything

Globe and Mail, November 23, 2009: For 23 torturous years, Rom Houben says he lay trapped in his paralyzed body, aware of what was going on around him but unable to tell anyone or even cry out. The car-crash victim had been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state but appears to have been conscious the whole time. An expert using a specialized type of brain scan that was not available in the 1980s finally realized it, and unlocked Mr. Houben's mind again. [Continue reading this amazing story here.]...

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