The St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre in Montreal. The Archbishop of Montreal has launched a legal appeal of Quebec’s end-of-life law that forces palliative care hospices to offer “Medical Assistance in Dying.” (Google Street View image)

Archdiocese of Montreal suing Quebec government over MAiD forced upon hospice

In what could prove to be a landmark case for religious and conscience rights in Canada, Montreal’s Archbishop Christian Lépine has taken on the Attorney General of Quebec. In an appeal for judicial review submitted to the Quebec Superior Court on Feb. 5, Archbishop Lépine asked for an immediate stay of the application of an...

The president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms hopes Canadians will be more vocal about their civil liberties following a Federal Court ruling that Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act was not justified. (CNS photo/Patrick Doyle, Reuters)

Lawyer hopes Emergencies Act victory inspires Canadians to defend their rights

The president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms hopes Canadians will better protect their civil liberties if there is another global health emergency in the wake of the Federal Court of Canada’s ruling against the Trudeau government’s use of the Emergencies Act in 2022. John Carpay said that when a small number of people...

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