The McGill University Health Centre was ordered by small claims court to pay $15,000 to the parents of a 33-year-old man who died from complications associated with a diabetic coma while undergoing chemotherapy. Continue reading “Montreal hospital ordered to pay $15,000 to parents”
The federal government quietly enacted long-awaited amendments that allow healthcare practitioners to request access to restricted drugs, like psychedelics, for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions in cases where other therapies have failed, are unsuitable, or are not available in Canada. Continue reading “New federal regulatory amendments allow physicians to request restricted psychedelics”
The Quebec Court of Appeal overturned parts of a lower court ruling that struck down certain provisions of the provincial Tobacco Control Act and upheld the constitutionality and right of the province to apply its tough and comprehensive tobacco legislation on e-cigarettes, including robust restrictions on vaping advertising. Continue reading “Quebec’s vaping legislation upheld by Appeal Court”
An anti-vaxxer mother who believes that the COVID-19 vaccine may contain electronic chips, heavy metals and aborted fetal cells lost her bid to prevent her two children from being vaccinated.
In the latest of a growing number of COVID-related cases dealt by the courts, Quebec Superior Court Justice Steve Reimnitz withdrew the woman’s parental authority in health matters of her nine and fourteen-year old kids. Continue reading “Anti-vaxxer mom loses bid to prevent her kids from being vaccinated”
The drive towards decriminalizing or legalizing psychedelics such as magic mushrooms is gaining momentum. Galvanized by research exploring the medicinal promise of psychedelics as a potential treatment for mental health disorders, patients’ groups and the business and medical community are pushing to make psychedelics more readily legally accessible.
A province-wide four-week curfew instituted by the Quebec government to stem COVID-19 infection rates and to serve as an “electroshock therapy” to deter people who have been flouting public health measures was launched without providing any grounds based on evidence that justifies the breaches of the Canadian and Quebec Charter, according to legal experts.