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Wednesday
May302018

Diocese of Toronto: Upcoming Election

Photos: Diocese of Toronto 

By Sue Careless

ON JUNE 9th a Coadjutor Bishop will be elected for the Diocese of Toronto to assist and ultimately succeed the Most Rev. Colin Johnson as Diocesan Bishop when he retires on Dec. 31st.

Currently there are six nominees

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Ontario: Court forces doctors to refer patients to death

By Alex Schadenberg

ON JAN. 31st, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled unanimously in a 3-0 decision that doctors in Ontario who oppose killing patients who request assisted suicide must provide an effective referral to a physician who will kill them.

Groups representing 4,700 Christian doctors had challenged Ontario’s regulations requiring the referrals, saying that making such a referral was morally equivalent to participating

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Quebec: Province to allow a parent on air ambulance

At least one parent or guardian may now accompany a sick child in a Quebec air ambulance during a medical emergency. Previously, Quebec was the only province that refused to allow this. (Photo: Government of Quebec)

(Staff)  THE QUEBEC government is reversing a controversial policy and will now allow at least one parent or guardian to accompany a sick child in an air ambulance during a medical emergency. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette made the announcement Feb. 16th. Quebec was the only

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Diocese of Niagara: Susan Bell Elected New Bishop

Susan Bell (Photo: Diocese of Niagara)

(Staff) On March 3rd the Rev. Canon Susan Bell was elected as the Bishop of Niagara on the fifth vote. Bell, 51, was born and raised in Hamilton. Ordained in Toronto in 1997, she is currently the canon missioner for the Diocese of Toronto, an honorary assistant at St. James Cathedral, and

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Tuesday
Mar202018

BC: BC Health Authority orders hospices to euthanize

By Alex Schadenberg

THE RECENT EDICT by the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia ordering non-religious healthcare facilities, including hospices, to participate in euthanasia (MAiD) is an infringement

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