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Faye Sonier

Faye Sonier is Executive Director and General Legal Counsel for Canadian Physicians for Life. Faye was formerly with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, practicing constitutional law, working on matters relating to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights legislation, practicing in both official languages. Read More ›

Bio last modified March 1st, 2011.
Articles by Faye Sonier
  • Deadly Misinformation

    Albertos Polizogopoulos and Faye Sonier

    An example of this is the recent Globe and Mail piece, “Hospitals have no right to opt out of assisted dying.” Reporter Andre Picard states that faith-based hospitals have no right to opt-out of providing assistance in suicide. The support for this conclusion is his assertion that “Institutions do not have a conscience.

  • Protecting Patients in the Shadows of Euthanasia: 3 Recommendations

    Faye Sonier

    We will all be vulnerable at some time in our lives and this legislation does not and cannot protect us. Even Justice Lynn Smith, the original Carter trial judge, foresaw the inevitability of wrongful deaths when the healthcare system provides state-sanctioned euthanasia. She suggested strong safeguards that should be “scrupulously enforced.” This bill does little toward establishing concrete guidelines, and life-ending decisions will be made for some patients against their explicit wishes as a result.


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