UM Today UM Today University of Manitoba UM Today UM Today UM Today
Arthur Schafer

CBC Ideas: MAID law on the right to die should respect individual choice: ethicist

May 17, 2024 — 

Arthur Schafer has thought a lot about life and death.

As a leading bioethicist, he has written and lectured extensively on medically assisted death in Canada, also known as MAID, and has helped shape national policy on it.

Earlier this year, the federal government wavered on implementing ground-breaking, but controversial new rules allowing for the possibility of MAID for patients suffering solely from severe mental illness — the second delay that has now pushed its implementation until 2027. It is only the latest chapter in what remains an evolving policy. 

To read the full article and listen to the entire interview, please visit CBC Ideas.

, ,

© University of Manitoba • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Canada • R3T 2N2

Emergency: 204-474-9341