Bioethics in the News

April 2014

Maligned stem cell researcher insists results valid

CTV News, April 9, 2014

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

CTV News, April 7, 2014

Ethics in government: a quiz

Ottawa Citizen, April 3, 2014

March 2014

Earth Hour a chance to ponder climate change solutions, David Miller says

Toronto Star, March 28, 2014

Residential school survivors event draws thousands in Edmonton

CBC News, March 27, 2014

Hamilton clinic at centre of paid-plasma fight

Hamilton Spectator, March 26, 2014

Danish zoo that killed giraffe euthanizes 4 lions

CBC News, March 25, 2014

Not blowing the whistle: Troubling results in auditor's civil service ethics survey

Winnipeg Sun, March 20, 2014

Medical research suffering from a bad case of Wikipedia: study

Montreal Gazette, March 14, 2014

Toronto Fashion Week: Clothing with a conscience

Toronto Star, March 14, 2014

UN rights chief says Nigeria's anti-gay law may harm public health, deter HIV education

Montreal Gazette, March 13, 2014

Drug company that offered to buy TVs for eye clinic did not exert ‘excessive’ influence, report finds

National Post, March 03, 2014

Is informed consent in research sometimes optional?

CMAJ News, March 03, 2014

Would You Deposit Your DNA in a 'BioBank?'

The Tyee, March 11, 2014

New blood test will give three-year warning about whether healthy will develop Alzheimer’s

Vancouver Sun, March 10, 2014

SFU talks ethics of Jurassic Park: What if extinction was a thing of the past?

Metro, March 03, 2014

February 2014

Omushkegowuk Walkers Reach Ottawa, Call For Treaty Awareness

Huffington Post Canada, Feb 25, 2014

Should media sites stop feeding trolls and abandon online commenting?

CBC News, Feb 28, 2014

Heart surgeons in Toronto perform bypass on Twitter

CBC News, Feb 20, 2014

B.C. man keeps vigil at side of brain-dead wife, unborn son

Toronto Star, Feb 15, 2014

Cobourg patient drew the ‘short straw’ in cancer drug trial

Toronto Star, Feb 15, 2014

Medical ethics overtaken by technology

Toronto Star, Feb 15, 2014

Relaxed marijuana rules make Sochi Olympics faster, stronger and way, way higher

Globe and Mail, Feb 15, 2014

VIDEO: Dying enters new era

Ottawa Citizen, Feb 15, 2014

Can a scientist believe in miracles?

BBC, Feb 14, 2014

Why euthanasia and assisted suicide must remain legally prohibited

Globe and Mail, Feb 14, 2014

Random acts of kindness warm U of M international students

CBC News, Feb 13, 2014

Ancient genome stirs ethics debate

Nature, Feb 12, 2014

MM&A railway had repeated brake violations on the books

CBC News, Feb 12, 2014

Giraffe's killing in Copenhagen reveals zoos' dark culling practices

CBC News, Feb 11, 2014

January 2014

Texas forced life-support case could happen in Canada

CMAJ News, Jan 27, 2014

Laptop stolen with health information of 620,000 Albertans

CBC News, Jan 22, 2014

Womb Transplants Succeed, Swedish Doctors To Transfer Embryos Next

Huffington Post, Jan 22, 2014

The difficulty in defining death

Globe and Mail, Jan 19, 2014

Mutant virus sparks bioethics debate

Toronto Star, Jan 08, 2014

Police ethics watchdog investigates alleged beating of Innu man

CBC News, Jan 08, 2014

The ethics of a doctor's note

Hamilton Spectator, Jan 08, 2014

'Wildlife paparazzi’ suspected of baiting wolves with turkey dinner

Calgary Herald, Jan 07, 2014

U.S. food-safety audit gives Canada low grade, calls for better meat oversight

Globe and Mail, Jan 07, 2014

Brain-dead girl Jahi McMath moved from California hospital

CBC News, Jan 06, 2014

New cosmetic test uses protozoa instead of rabbits

CBC News, Jan 03, 2014

The top 10 Canadian legal ethics stories of 2013

Legal Feeds, Jan 03, 2014

December 2013

Kindness and Cruelty: An Animal Welfare Year in Review

Huffington Post, Dec 21, 2013

Obama's Sochi Olympics delegation includes 2 gay athletes

CBC News, Dec 18, 2013

Getting a bang for the charity buck

CBC News, Dec 11, 2013

Medical journal slams Ottawa for cutting off post-trial heroin

Vancouver Sun, Dec 09, 2013

Why we need to learn to love the microbe

Globe and Mail, Dec 06, 2013

CCAC - What We Learned from Our Consultations and What's Next

Canadian Council on Animal Care, Dec 05, 2013

Environmentalist praises Shell Canada over calls for climate change regulations

Montreal Gazette, Dec 05, 2013

Nelson Mandela Canada: How Our Country Inspired Nelson Mandela

Huffington Post, Dec 05, 2013

'Giving Tuesday' -shifting the focus from shopping to charity

CTV News, Dec 03, 2013

Are you a Stickler or a Wiggler when it comes to ethics?

Globe and Mail, Dec 03, 2013

Dance/movement therapy enjoying growth spurt in Canada, but more research needed

Calgary Herald, Dec 03, 2013

Animal rights group seeks 'legal personhood' for chimps

CBC News, Dec 02, 2013

Docs offside on physician-assisted suicide

CBC News, Dec 02, 2013

Genetic Testing Should Adhere to Medical, Not Business, Ethics: FDA's Regulation of 23andMe Is a Welcome Move for Consumers

Huffington Post, Dec 01, 2013

November 2013

Barenaked Ladies cancel SeaWorld concert

Toronto Star, Nov 28, 2013

Manure on homeless camp leads to Abbotsford lawsuit

CBC News, Nov 26, 2013

Medical marijuana sought for children with seizures

CBC News, Nov 19, 2013

Why Journalism Needs to ‘Do’ Ethics, Not Focus on Defining Journalists

PBS, Nov 11, 2013

Abuses by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should inspire better law: Editorial

Toronto Star, Nov 15, 2013

Condemned man's request to donate organs raises troubling ethical, medical questions in US

The Province, Nov 14, 2013

Wanted: One kidney

Cape Breton Post, Nov 14, 2013

Norway’s $800-billion fund urged to lose independent ethics panel

Globe and Mail, Nov 11, 2013

Kelly McParland: Hipster carnivores seek ethical validation

National Post, Nov 06, 2013

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport announces anti-doping hotline

Sun News, Nov 05, 2013

Vatican ramps up effort to stop human trafficking

National Post, Nov 05, 2013

If You Want Style, Choose Ethical Fashion

The Huffington Post, Nov 04, 2013

Belgium considering unprecedented law to grant euthanasia for children, dementia patients

Global News, Nov 01, 2013

Vatican conducting worldwide poll on gay marriage, contraception, divorce

CTV News, Nov 01, 2013

October 2013

Living will is ethical, but there are practical issues

Toronto Star, Oct 28, 2013

Cryonics and the search for ‘something more’ beyond death

National Post, Oct 26, 2013

Analysis: Will changes to Ontario’s animal welfare rules make a difference?

Toronto Star, Oct 25, 2013

Kidney payment ethics questions raised

CBC News, Oct 25, 2013

Quebec move to legalize euthanasia pits ethics professor against former student in debate over death

National Post, Oct 25, 2013

Palliative care physician Larry Librach had a passion for compassion

Globe and Mail, Oct 24, 2013

Physicians denied unilateral power to remove life support

Globe and Mail, Oct 18, 2013

Dying with dignity: Readers' letters

Toronto Star, Oct 17, 2013

Restaurant’s seal-meat burger, named after Brigitte Bardot, sparks threats from animal-rights activists

National Post, Oct 16, 2013

Quebec doctors warned to stop performing 'degrading' virginity tests

Vancouver Sun, Oct 12, 2013

Designer baby patent is ‘a serious mistake,’ critics say

Hamilton Spectator, Oct 04, 2013

IPCC report: Canada at greater risk from climate change

Toronto Star, Oct 1, 2013

September 2013

McGill hosts conference on asbestos and research ethics

Montreal Gazette, Sept 30, 2013

Ethics are the bottom line

Winnipeg Free Press, Sept 29, 2013

Human egg trade operates in regulatory void

CBC News, Sept 27, 2013

Teaching students to affect change right from the start

Financial Post, Sept 23, 2013

Debate over what food to eat brings out the weird in folks

The Province, Sept 16, 2013

World is becoming a happier place for most part

Windsor Star, Sept 11. 2013

‘I consider my clothes as clothes’: Quebeckers on the proposed ban on religious symbols at work

Globe and Mail, Sept 10, 2013

Why a secular charter is good for Quebec

Globe and Mail, Sept 10, 2013

Abandoned embryos: Clinics ethically free to dispose of thousands of embryos frozen in time, doctors' group says

Canada.com, Sept 09, 2013

UBC cracks down after frosh chant promotes non consensual sex

CTV News, Sept 09, 2013

August 2013

Canada's 'parliament of medicine' set to debate end-of-life care

Calgary Herald, August 16, 2013

Pill popping for cognitive enhancement on the rise among students

Calgary Herald, August 16, 2013

Lenore Turton's Anorexia Case Has Doctors Worried Others Won't Seek Help

Huffington Post, August 15, 2013

Canadian study finds no blocked neck veins in MS patients, but CCSVI debate goes on

Winnipeg Free Press, August 14, 2013

‘Scared as all heck of dying’: Palliative-care pioneer succumbs to cancer at 67 after expressing fears

National Post, August 08, 2013

Dementia researcher Barry Greenberg leading Canada's efforts against growing scourge

Toronto Star, August 13, 2013

Twenty years after the protest, what we learned from Clayoquot Sound

Globe and Mail, August 12, 2013

Take care — your ethics are showing

Toronto Star, August 09, 2013

Python-linked deaths raise questions over exotic animal laws

CBC News, August 07, 2013

Time to rethink refusing kidney transplants for obese patients

CMAJ News, August 07, 2013

Animal rights activists brand themselves — literally

Toronto Star, August 08, 2013

Sask. woman questions ethics of doctor 'meet & greets'

CKOM News, August 01, 2013

July 2013

Powerless poor make handy research subjects

Toronto Star, July 24, 2013

Both sides of ‘Rolling Stone’ Boston bombing issue hotly debated

Global News, July 18, 2013

'Coffice' Etiquette: How to Politely Work From a Coffee Shop

Huffington Post Canada, July 17, 2013

Feds used native kids as guinea pigs

Winnipeg Free Press, July 17, 2013

Let’s speak less of death and more about care

Toronto Star, July 17, 2013

‘That terrifies us’: Canadian doctors get virtually no training on handling a patient’s desire to die

National Post, July 16, 2013

86 Whistler Sled Dogs Up For Adoption After Business Fails

Huffington Post Canada, July 16, 2013

Quebec mayor in cat scandal under investigation by animal-rights activists

Globe and Mail, July 16, 2013

Most Online Tests For Alzheimer's Disease Fail On Scientific Validity, Reliability And Ethical Factors

Canada Newswire, July 15, 2013

DNA databases solve crimes, but critics fear creep of genetic surveillance

CTV News, July 12, 2013

Women who freeze their eggs often wish they had done it earlier: study

CTV News, July 10, 2013

‘Cowboy ethics’ comes to the aid of an Alberta family grappling with loss

Globe and Mail, July 08, 2013

Train disaster triggers political debate on rail safety

CBC News, July 08, 2013

June 2013

'3-parent' fertility treatments planned in Britain

CBC News, June 30, 2013

Death, coffee and Bundt cakes: Death Cafés are safe places to talk about the afterlife

Globe and Mail, June 28, 2013

What’s important in your life? Check your credit card statements

Toronto Star, June 25, 2013

Pet owners who leave animals in hot cars targetted

CBC News, June 24, 2013

Transgender child wins the right to use girls' bathroom

CTV News, June 24, 2013

Doctors experiment with social media and apps

CBC News, June 23, 2013

Forget ethics training: Focus on empathy

Financial Post, June 21, 2013

Canada slow to protect whistleblowing spies, soldiers

CBC News, June 17, 2013

Two non-traditional dads, two different paths

Toronto Star, June 16, 2013

Quebec tables euthanasia bill

Globe and Mail, June 12, 2013

New guidelines say only one embryo should be transferred in young women undergoing in vitro fertilization

National Post, June 06, 2013

The meaning of Morgentaler

Macleans, June 01, 2013

May 2013

Assisted suicide debate heats up in Canada

Global BC, May 27, 2013

Public editor: Sometimes anonymity is necessary

Globe and Mail, May 27, 2013

Genetic testing: where will it end?

Ottawa Citizen, May 24, 2013

National Defence says it can’t help move Toronto elephants until fall

Globa and Mail, May 24, 2013

Boreal Forest Agreement To Protect Caribou Fails After 3 Years Of Negotiations

Huffington Post Canada, May 21, 2013

The science of making babies becomes commonplace

Vancouver Sun, May 18, 2013

Can the DSM survive the barrage of criticism?

CBC, May 17, 2013

Angelina Jolie did not inspire my double mastectomy

National Post, May 16, 2013

Winnipeg Ethicists Recognized Nationally

St-Boniface Hospital, May 16, 2013

The ethics of academic boycotts

CBC, May 15, 2013

Misled by nurses, psychiatrist disturbed by drugging of teen inmate

CTV News, May 14, 2013

Why pay more? To be conspicuous

Globe and Mail, May 13, 2013

Death of twin brothers fuels debate over Belgian euthanasia law

CBC, May 06, 2013

April 2013

Ethics and privacy

Ottawa Citizen, April 29, 2013

'Default to donation'

Ottawa Citizen, April 29, 2013

Hospital, research institute violated research ethics standards, report alleges

Ottawa Citizen, April 23, 2013

The controversy surrounding antidepressants and pregnancy

Macleans, April 20, 2013

US Supreme Court to hear arguments over whether human genes can be patented

Vancouver Sun, April 15, 2013

Canadian universities, copyright collective brace for battle over intellectual property

Vancouver Sun, April 14, 2013

B-schools to be judged on new criteria, including ethics and e-learning

Globe and Mail, April 09, 2013

Doctors, patients scramble following birth control recall

Global News, April 09, 2013

Scotiabank gives $1.5m to ethical business program

Chronicle Herald, April 08, 2013

Want to be an international banker? You'll have to take an integrity test first

Globe and Mail, April 04, 2013

Of mice and men

McGill Daily, April 04, 2013

Chemically altering emotions to prolong relationships

Winnipeg Free Press, April 02, 2013

Cornish hen dinner 'barbaric,' not 'elegant'

Vancouver Sun, April 02, 2013

Fertility consultant at centre of criminal case accused of forging egg donor profiles given to potential clients, documents show

National Post, April 01, 2013

March 2013

How Canada became a haven for the world’s unwanted dogs

Macleans, March 28, 2013

A change in thought on having a baby after "the change?"

CBC Radio, March 27, 2013

Hold off on mandatory flu shots for health workers until vaccine is more effective: Toronto specialist

National Post, March 13, 2013

Placebos widely prescribed by doctors

CBC News, March 03, 2013

Ethics of uterus transplants debated

CBC News, March 12, 2013

Somerville: It is difficult to put a price on human blood

Calgary Herald, March 11, 2013

Barbara Amiel on the ethics and emotions of testing drugs on animals

Maclean's, March 10, 2013

Room for dialogue on mining ethics

Ottawa Citizen, March 10, 2013

Toronto restaurateurs say horse meat a prime dining choice

CBC News, March 10, 2013

How 20 years has changed the debate over assisted suicide

CBC News, March 09, 2013

Gender geography in honour of International Women's Day: where’s the best place to be a woman?

Globe and Mail, March 08, 2013

The ethics of taking photos of those in grief: Public Editor

Toronto Star, March 09, 2013

Most Albertans support assisted suicide in specific circumstances

Edmonton Journal, March 06, 2013

Editorial: Ethics and power

Ottawa Citizen, March 05, 2013

Reframing the ethics of civil disobedience

Canada.com, March 03, 2013

February 2013

Alberta called weak on rules for private clinics

Calgary Herald, Feb 27, 2013

Queue-jumping inquiry hears from experts

CBC News, Feb 26, 2013

U.S. animal rights group wants to stop transfer of circus elephant to Bowmanville zoo

National Post, Feb 26, 2013

Carney calls for banks to focus on ethics

Toronto Star, Feb 25, 2013

Ontario pathology service facing deadline to match autopsy organs to families

Toronto Star, Feb 19, 2013

Autism's New Frontiers PART 2: ‘The bridge to nowhere’

Vancouver Sun, Feb 18, 2013

Pain assessment in animals important for welfare research

The Western Producer, Feb 15, 2013

Send a Valentine to animals

Vancouver Sun, Feb 14, 2013

Ethics watchdog to share thoughts on conflict of interest rules at committee

CBC News, Feb 11, 2013

Mutant virus sparks bioethics debate

Metro, Feb 10, 2013

Studies say: A not-so-boozy spring break, and lying toddlers

Macleans, Feb 10, 2013

January 2013

The more you love quinoa, the more you hurt Peruvians and bolivians

Globe and Mail, Jan 16, 2013

U.S. experts debate penalties for smokers, the obese

CTV News, Jan 26, 2013

India gang rape spurs changing attitudes on sexual violence

CBC, Jan 14, 2013

Can Lance Armstrong dare admit he was lying all along?

Globe and Mail, Jan 10, 2013

Ethical investing isn’t as easy as it sounds

Macleans, Jan 09, 2013

On ethics and wine writing

Ottawa Citizen, Jan 09, 2013

Ethics exam required for SNC Lavalin’s LRT consultants

Ottawa Business Journal, Jan 07, 2013

Canadian 'frankenfish' moves closer to FDA approval for human consumption

Windsor Star, Jan 04, 2013

Climate ethics and the smoker’s excuse

Vancouver Observer, Jan 04, 2013

The ethical robot

Vancouver Observer, Jan 03, 2013

The top 10 Canadian legal ethics stories for 2012

Canadian Lawyer & Law Times, Jan 03, 2013

Animal Welfare: How Canada Treated Animals In 2012

The Huffington Post, Jan 02, 2013

Why Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike is ethical

Toronto Star, Jan 02, 2013

December 2012

Should we live to 1,000?

Globe and Mail, Dec 27, 2012

Without fanfare, Jehovah’s Witnesses quietly soften position on blood transfusions

National Post, Dec 20, 2012

Sandy Hook, gun makers, and the thorny ethics of investing

Globe and Mail, Dec 18, 2012

Should physicians prescribe cognitive enhancers to healthy individuals?

Canada Newswire, Dec 17, 2012

Darwin the IKEA monkey has new home, but original owner wants him back

Montreal Gazette, Dec 11, 2012

Ontario doctors disciplined for sex abuse, but keep working

CBC News, Dec 11, 2012

Vancouver DJs halt prank calls after Australians' royal hoax

Global BC, Dec 11, 2012

You’re a what?

The Independent, Dec 11, 2012

Give doctors more power in health-care decisions

Edmonton Journal, Dec 10, 2012

Supreme Court mulls end-of-life decision process: Can doctors withdraw life-support without family's consent?

CBC News, Dec 10, 2012

Would you make your DNA and health data public if it may help cure disease?

Globe and Mail, Dec 10, 2012

Boardroom blunders at SNC-Lavalin

Macleans, Dec 7, 2012

Amanda Todd death prompts call for media rules

Globe and Mail, Dec 04, 2012

Tory MPs park ethics in refugee's case

Leader-Post, Dec 4, 2012

For sale: Donor embryos newest addition to world of artificial procreation

Ottawa Citizen, Dec 3, 2012

November 2012

Rewards programs raise concerns among Alberta pharmacists

Edmonton Journal, Nov 30, 2012

The latest trend in health care: Patients secretly filming doctors

National Post, Nov 27, 2012

Half-hearted medical care for hopeless cases

Toronto Star, Nov 25, 2012

Western-led team delivers world-first ethics guidelines

Western News, Nov 21, 2012

Amanda Todd's mother excluded from bullying forum

CBC News, Nov 15, 2012

Ethical investing: Some lines shouldn’t be crossed

Globe and Mail, Nov 15, 2012

Ireland to clarify abortion rules after woman's death

Toronto Sun, Nov 15, 2012

Access to information laws need more teeth, watchdog says

Calgary Herald, Nov 14, 2012

How Canada is starting to tackle the autism crisis

Toronto Star, Nov 11, 2012

North Vancouver terminal cancer patient goes to extreme lengths to find treatment

Vancouver Sun, Nov 11, 2012

New Brunswick hospitals latest to offer patients expanded end-of-life care options

National Post, Nov 08, 2012

Screening for survival: New False Creek Healthcare Centre program provides CT screening to detect lung cancer

The Province, Nov 7, 2012

Cash incentives for organ donations could boost numbers: Study

CTV News, Nov 6, 2012

Kids shouldn’t opt out of sex and religion courses

Calgary Herald, Nov 6, 2012

In hard times, soft skills taught more in B-school

Globe and Mail, Nov 5, 2012

Why is Canada such a laggard on clinical trials regulation?

Macleans, Nov 5, 2012

It's worth reconsidering our approach to sports

Victoria Times, Nov 1, 2012

October 2012

How Would the Whistleblower Minister Blow the Whistle?

Calgary Herald, Oct 31, 2012

Health workers should be required to get flu shots

The Toronto Star, Oct 30, 2012

Does Reproductive Tourism Treat Women Like Cattle?

Huffington Post Canada, Oct 29, 2012

Social egg freezing: A means to achieving life goals before becoming a mother, or a question of ethics?

National Post, Oct 27, 2012

Chef Dan Barber pioneers ethical approach to creating flavour

Brandon Sun, Oct 21, 2012

This Worst Practice Is Widespread in Companies

The Huffington Post, Oct 21, 2012

Life or Death: Who chooses?

Toronto Star, Oct 10, 2012

Peter Foster: A Nobel for kidney markets

Financial Post, Oct 19, 2012

Dignity of the human key in all health decisions

The Catholic Register, Oct 18, 2012

MD pays in sex-for-drugs case

Winnipeg Free Press, Oct 17, 2012

Canadian study tracks MS patient after "liberation treatment"

CTV News, Oct 16, 2012

President's bioethics panel urges new privacy protection to ensure benefits from DNA decoding

Brandon Sun, Oct 10, 2012

New rules govern care of sick doctors

Calgary Herald, Oct 08, 2012

Failure to disclose HIV status not always a criminal offence, top court rules

Edmonton Journal, Oct 05, 2012

Researcher explores issue of medical tourism

Burnaby Now, Oct 5, 2012

Supreme Court HIV decision provides legal answers, raises ethical questions

Global Winnipeg, Oct 05, 2012

The ethics of elective ventilation

CMAJ, Oct 5, 2012

Do you have a case of meat anxiety?

Globe and Mail, Oct 03, 2012

Montreal cardiologist and McGill prof admits accepting illegal payment

Global Montreal, Oct 03, 2012

September 2012

National MS Clinical Trial Receives Approval

Canada Newswire, Sept 28, 2012

Hands off our hearts (and lungs, corneas, kidneys and tissues)

National Post, Sept 25, 2012

Helsinki doctrine under review

CMAJ, Sept 24, 2012

Jane Goodall on Environmental Ethics

CBCradio, Sept 19, 2012

Should politicians be held to a higher ethical standard?

CBCradio, Sept 14, 2012

Rights of comatose girl must prevail

Calgary Herald, Sept 13, 2012

Dear boss, I'm pregnant, bankrupt, divorcing

Calgary Herald, Sept 10, 2012

Health scandal leads to research lockdown

Vancouver Sun, Sept 7, 2012

How brain-death guidelines protect patients

National Post, Sept 06, 2012

Global drug shortage: Toronto MD says doctors need to be part of solution

Toronto Star, Sept 03, 2012

Banned substance taken by Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman cause for concern

National Post, Sept 1, 2012

August 2012

The Immortality Project: $5 million to explore the afterlife

Global News, August 16, 2012

Your family doctor as a Facebook friend?

Canada.com, August 16, 2012

Ethical guidelines ignored by clinics

The Windsor Star, August 11, 2012

Gene-doping athletes may not be far off

Ottawa Citizen, August 8, 2012

Bracing for the next wave of sports cheats: Genetic dopers

Globe and Mail, August 07, 2012

Caster Semenya: Runner, champion… guinea pig?

Macleans.ca, August 07, 2012

Dr. Vincent P. Sweeney to Receive CMA's Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics

Canada Newswire, August 1, 2012

July 2012

Most Canadians have no end-of-life plan

Financial Post, July 27, 2012

AIDS Doctor Says Political Will Key To End Epidemic

Huffington Post, July 24, 2012

Simons: Toddler on life support at centre of ethical debate

Edmonton Journal, July 23, 2012

Feds' move to appeal euthanasia decision will appeal to voters: Prof

Sun News, July 17, 2012

New Methods Reported For Safely And Accurately Disclosing Alzheimer's Disease Risk Based On Newly Approved Tests

Digital Journal, July 17, 2012

Drug trials on trial: Is it really greed versus good?

Globe and Mail, July 13, 2012

Live Chat: The legal and ethical debate over male circumcision

Canada.com, July 13, 2012

Ottawa to appeal B.C. ruling on assisted suicide

Globe and Mail, July 13, 2012

Cancer patient’s death strengthens a push for last-chance drugs

Globe and Mail, July 11, 2012

Dal med undergoes curriculum transplant

Chronicle Herald, July 8, 2012

June 2012

Column: Catholic vaccine ban 'profoundly unethical'

Calgary Sun, June 29, 2012

Canadians must debate doctor-assisted suicide: CMAJ

The Province, June 25, 2012

Facebook's Organ Donation Drive Success Spills Into Canada

Huffington Post Canada, June 25, 2012

Blowback on birth control

Macleans, June 21, 2012

Online gateway pairs Parkinson’s patients with clinical trials

Globe and Mail, June 17, 2012

Terminally ill patients should have access to last-chance therapies

Globe and Mail, June 17, 2012

Court grants terminally ill B.C. woman legal right to doctor-assisted suicide

Winnipeg Free Press, June 15, 2012

Anti-abortion activists go door-to-door in Winnipeg

CBC, June 14, 2012

Sperm donor can’t change his mind after signing contract

National Post, June 6, 2012

Ethics body backs potential '3-parent' IVF treatment

Vancouver Sun, June 12, 2012

May 2012

Foreign-trained doctors get backing from medical group 

CBC, May 22, 2012

Somerville: Democracy hurt by abortion stats secrecy

Calgary Herald, May 22, 2012

Ageism in health care needs to end, doctor says

Globe and Mail – May 21, 2012

Canada OKs Osiris drug - first stem cell therapy

Montreal Gazette – May 18, 2012

Op Ed: Human rights must trump religious freedom in a democracy

Edmonton Journal, May 18, 2012

Judge with cancer makes case for marijuana

Toronto Sun, May 17, 2012

Sex exhibit at sci-tech museum causes furor

CBC, May 17, 2012

Supreme Court to make a life and death decision

Toronto Sun, May 17, 2012

Bioethicist calls for more action after N.L. woman's death

CBC, May 16, 2012

Bishops urge believers to ensure ‘religious voice ’ is heard on abortion, gay marriage

National Post, May 15, 2012

In Alberta, pharmacists have a bitter pill to dispense

Globe and Mail, May 14, 2012

Tories back call to develop national drug strategy

Globe and Mail, May 14, 2012

As our DNA defines us, science outpaces ethics

Globe and Mail, May 10, 2012

FDA warns about multiple sclerosis vein procedure

CBC, May 10, 2012

At SickKids, palliative care is more about life than death

Toronto Star, May 9, 2012

Vatican board courts controversy with neutral scientists

CBC, May 9, 2012

Psychopaths have different brains: study

National Post, May 7, 2012

April 2012

Five years later, HPV vaccination rates still 'disappointingly low'

Montreal Gazette, April 29, 2012

Parents of gravely ill children feel betrayed by Harper budget

Globe and Mail, April 29, 2012

Rasouli case shows benefit of doctors discussing treatment options with patients before surgery

Globe and Mail, April 29, 2012

The government’s selective defence of freedom

Ottawa Citizen, April 29, 2012

The ethics of ‘sometimes’ foods

National Post, April 27, 2012

MPs denounce motion to study when life begins

CBC News, April 26, 2012

'Thumbs-up' from man on life-support revives family's hope

CBC News, April 25, 2012

Physicians shouldn’t let disputes with vaccine-averse parents impede a child’s broader medical care

Toronto Star, April 25, 2012

Euthanasie: la commission se défend

Canoe.com, April 24, 2012

Catholic teachers under fire for promoting pro-life motion to students

Toronto Star, April 23, 2012

Frozen human egg buyers may face prosecution

CBC News, April 23, 2012

Get me an ethicist, stat

National Post, April 23, 2012

Lessons from Toronto’s Jackie Smith as she dies of cancer

Toronto Star, April 23, 2012

The ethics of caring for the dying

Toronto Star, April 23, 2012

‘Feticide’ debate plunges us into murky ethical waters

Toronto Star, April 20, 2012

Feds to fund clinical trial of controversial MS treatment in Canada

Vancouver Sun, April 19, 2012

Putting ethics back into Alberta’s medical system

Calgary Herald, April 19, 2012

He or she: Does gender really matter?

Globe and Mail, April 17, 2012

Female feticide: is it happening in Ontario?

Toronto Star, April 15, 2012

March 2012

To go gently into that good night

Globe and Mail, March 17, 2012

Drug shortage forces hospice to turn away dying patient

Toronto Star, March 17, 2012

Drug shortages: Single supplier for generic injectables at root of crisis in Canada

Toronto Star, March 17, 2012

University of Toronto should continue primate experiments when there’s no good alternative

Toronto Star, March 16, 2012

UBC animal research needs to meet a higher standard

Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2012

UBC’s Faculty of Medicine accused of unfair admissions process

The Ubyssey, March 14, 2012

Animal research at a crossroads

Vancouver Sun, March 11, 2012

Health Bribes: ‘It’s thievery,’ woman charged $10,000 says

Montreal Gazette, March 9, 2012

Retired judge to head Alberta queue-jumping health inquiry

CBC News, March 5, 2012

Better patient engagement: crucial to future of health care

Globe and Mail, March 4, 2012

Unethical arguments

Ottawa Citizen, March 3, 2012

Ethicists who argued that ‘after-birth abortions’ are ethical receive death threats

Globe and Mail, March 2, 2012

Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate

Vancouver Sun, March 2, 2012

February 2012

Are Canadians Bribing Their Doctors?

Macleans, February 28, 2012

Assisted suicide debate intensifies

Vancouver Sun, February 25, 2012

Physicians muzzled, intimidated, Health Quality Council report finds

Calgary Herald, February 23, 2012

The interests of children conceived through egg and sperm donation

Globe and Mail, February 21, 2012

Quebec doctors cashing in on long wait lists

CBC News, February 20, 2012

Ethical leadership can be strengthened, survey finds

CTV News, Feburary 18, 2012

Parents upset by Quebec ethics class ruling

CBC News, February 18, 2012

Tentative steps toward transparency and accountability in research

CMAJ, February 17, 2012

University of Toronto stops research on live monkeys

Toronto Star, February 17, 2012

Quebec still favours relaunch of asbestos industry

Montreal Gazette, February 16, 2012

Being an ethics consumer is hard

Canadian Business, February 13, 2012

McGill to conduct preliminary review into tainted research allegations

Edmonton Journal, February 10, 2012

Canada's top court takes on HIV disclosure debate

CTV News, Feburary 8, 2012

Patient communication study shows doctors regularly withhold truth

Huffington Post, February 8, 2012

Spanking kids can cause long-term harm-Canada study

Reuters Canada, February 7, 2012

The 'Thou Shalt Nots' matter

Huffington Post, February 6, 2012

Scientists censure McGill University over ties to asbestos industry

Montreal Gazette, February 4, 2012

January 2012

Focus on the fetus

National Post, January 24, 2012

Keep sex of fetuses a secret to prevent selective abortion of girls

National Post, January 16, 2012

MPs have 'duty' to debate rights of unborn

Globe and Mail, January 11, 2012

Names of dishonest researchers to be disclosed in Canada

The Ubyssey, January 10, 2012

John Dossetor recalls first organ transplant in Canada & ethics review

Ottawa Citizen, January 3, 2012

December 2011

Top 10 ethical questions Canadians should answer in 2012

Toronto Star, December 31, 2011

Corporate sponsorship: a debate worth having

Chronicle Herald, December 28, 2011

Doctors take fight to remove man from life support to supreme court

National Post, December 22, 2011

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear Rasouli case

National Post, December 22, 2011

Unaffiliated Canadian-based research ethics committee accredited

Daily News, December 20, 2011

Testing the ethics of genetic testing in sports

Canadian Medical Association Journal, December 13, 2011

November 2011

CNA and CMA propose principles to guide Health Accord 2014

Globe and Mail, November 30, 2011

Is the decision to recommend reduced breast screening ethical?

Globe and Mail, November 29, 2011

It's too dangerous to allow others to kill us

Calgary Herald, November 28, 2011

Critical care: Spending 10 weeks with patients facing death

Globe and Mail, November 26, 2011

Principles to guide health care transformation in Canada

Globe and Mail, November 24, 2011

Op Ed: Facts should shape assisted-suicide debate

Edmonton Journal, November 23, 2011

Ethics of palliative sedation challenged

Vancouver Sun, November 16, 2011

Expert panel calls for legalization of assisted suicide

CBC News, November 15, 2011

Right-to-die case explores legal, ethical and moral issues

Globe and Mail, November 15, 2011

Three Parent In-vitro Fertilization

CBCradio, Sept 19, 2012


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