The new book, Being Mortal, discusses how we age and face our inevitable demise
Oct 09, 2014
The one-day hearing Oct. 15 will decide where Canada’s top court now stands on the Criminal Code prohibition against assisted suicide.
Oct 03, 2014
Novelist Ian McEwan’s writing has matured since his wild beginnings – now it’s less about the desire to shock than it is to reveal a bit of humanity
Sep 12, 2014
Having the death you want, without implicating your family, requires careful planning and secrecy
Sep 04, 2014
Visionary with the National Film Board devoted his life to immortalizing moments in the lives of others
Aug 24, 2014
She lived her life among the terminally ill and the intellectually disabled while touting values of spirituality and friendship
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
In a family where Huntington's has targeted some and spared others – one woman decides to end life on her own terms
Jul 17, 2014
Farley Mowat, one of the elder statesmen of Canadian literature, has died five days short of his 93rd birthday.
May 07, 2014
Scarred by war, acclaimed author Farley Mowat spent his life trying to save animals, nature and First Nations
Tormented by his experiences in the Second World War, Mowat turned to writing about the peoples and animals of the Arctic, giving early prominence to to environmental concerns – and drawing criticism of his “dramatizing” of the facts
May 07, 2014
There is no such thing as an uninteresting life, is Sandra Martin's motto. As a feature writer, she has recently written profiles of politicians, Bob Rae, Deb Matthews and Alison Redford, as well as the obituaries of hundreds of significant Canadians - Pierre Berton, Jackie Burroughs, Ed Mirvish, June Callwood, Arthur Erickson, and Ken Thomson to name only a handful. Her book, Working the Dead Beat: 50 lives that changed Canada, was published to glowing reviews in October, 2012. Before taking on the dead beat in 2004, she was an arts and culture writer, specializing in books for The Globe. The co-author of three books including Rupert Brooke in Canada and Card Tricks: Bankers, Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit, she edited The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about their Fathers in 2007.