Articles by Christina Lamb
August 11, 2020
Afflicted by the ideology of the right to die movement, Christina Lamb writes, Canadians are losing the sense of human dignity that unites us in bearing each other’s suffering.
While death consists of a loss and may involve a prelude of suffering, which can be substantially relieved by ethically proportionate pain control and holistic care measures, all the Canadian euthanasia movement affirms is that Canada is quickly losing a sense of the significance of suffering as part of the human experience Touted as a death with dignity movement by its activists, and championed as a right to die program, the moral implications of a more readily accessible euthanasia program are ethically devastating for patients, healthcare providers and Canadians at large Equally as important, this growing euthanasia movement shows that many in Canada have failed to take the opportunity to re-affirm the value of human life during this crucial time when so many others throughout the world have sought to do so Instead, the euthanasia movement in Canada is becoming eerily reminiscent of an Orwellian world in which, “all lives are equal but some are more worth living than others,” in which human dignity, virtue and ethics are supplanted by utilitarian values
May 27, 2019
The Ontario Appeal Court ruling forcing medical professionals to closely participate in health care they deem unethical undermines Canada’s Charter and affronts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, argues bioethicist Christina Lamb.
Should the case on obligatory referrals reach the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court would do well to reconsider the decisions from Ontario to unduly restrict the physician’s rights to conscience and religion which, in this case disproportionally favoured patient’s access to optional care over provi...
April 28, 2017
In late March, Ottawa writer and researcher Brent McCamon wrote sceptically on Convivium.ca about protestors who tried to prevent University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson from speaking at the National Gallery of Canada. The activists wanted Peterson “de-platformed” because of his opposition to State-mandated use of transgender positive pronouns. McCamon, in “Wherefore Art Thou Peterson,” argued the academic advent of so-called “intersectionality theory” is spreading incoherence outward from Canadian university campuses.
Jordan Peterson felt safe when protesters referred to him as a “transphobic piece of s***” during his recent attempt to lecture at McMaster University? What about social scientist Charles Murray, who was attacked by protesters after a lecture he gave at Middlebury College? The protestors were so vio...