We humbly suggest:
- Palliative care should be accessible, funded, holistic, integrated, and available to all Canadians.
- Hospices and other similar organizations that wish to provide only palliative care should not be prohibited from doing so.
April 28, 2015
This inaugural Cardus Health report builds on the 2011 parliamentary report "Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians." Many recommendations have been published by many organizations since 2011, and this report evaluates these proposals while looking through three lenses.
September 27, 2021
Conscience, though inherently individual, is vital to the common good. Using current case studies from Canada that engage freedom of conscience, this paper offers concrete recommendations as to how this human right can be robustly protected at home and abroad.
Ray Pennings, Angus Reid
November 10, 2020
The story of Canadian attitudes toward medical assistance in dying (MAiD), or doctor-assisted suicide, is a complex one. It is clear that general support for MAiD has increased since it has become legal, but for most Canadians, many caveats accompany their support. This public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Group, commissioned by Cardus, outlines the many caveats and concerns Canadians express about the breadth and speed of the expansion of MAiD.
April 26, 2021
Rapid expansion of Medical Aid in Dying and forced closure of a Vancouver-area hospice have raised alarm among palliative care providers. But Peter Stockland finds vital positive signs, too.
June 18, 2018
Two years ago, on June 1, 2016, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was escorted to her seat in front of Canada’s Senate to explain her government's rationale for Bill C-14, a legislative concoction with a name from a high school chemistry class and the full power to transform Canadian society forever.
June 22, 2021
Join us as we Exit COVID: Toward what matters most.
October 10, 2021
Moral and ethical reflection, making normative sense of the world and striving to live accordingly, is an essential part of being human. Public leaders need to better grasp the role that conscience rights play in a free and democratic society. If they do not, freedom of conscience and the kind of society we cherish will eventually disappear.
April 20, 2021
Christians joined disability advocates and UN experts to oppose amendment, but failed to stop it. Despite the concerted political effort, Bill C-7 passed the House of Commons last month by a vote of 180–149. “Most Christians have come to grips with the fact that we are actually in a pluralistic society in which many of the points of view that they hold are minority perspectives and not majority perspectives,” said Ray Pennings, executive vice president of Cardus.
December 4, 2020
Public support for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) hardly constitutes the consensus it’s made out to be, new public opinion research and justice committee testimony show. As Cardus Executive Vice President Ray Pennings and pollster Dr. Angus Reid argue in Policy Options, federal politicians need to deal with the genuine fears and concerns Canadians have about the planned massive expansion of MAiD.