They Gave Us Everything, by Plum Johnson, is a memoir about caring for senior parents and dispersing the contents of a rambling 23-room house. Johnson has given me hope and a reason to procrastinate
Mar 05, 2015
The Supreme Court’s unanimous and historic judgment may have been remarkable, but not nearly as astonishing as the silence that greeted it that day in Parliament
Feb 09, 2015
Every crusade demands standard bearers who will fight for the cause
Feb 06, 2015
What palliative care offers, is a means to find solace for the spirit as well as relief for physical symptoms
Feb 05, 2015
Why have Canadians become increasingly prudish about the language of mortality?
Jan 01, 2015
In challenging J.J.’s mother’s decision to end her daughter’s medical treatment, I thought the pediatric oncologist should have gone to the Consent and Capacity Board instead of the local Children’s Aid Society
Dec 04, 2014
Organization’s journey from strong opposition to overwhelming support saw many physicians change their minds based on data coming from places where it’s already legal
Nov 06, 2014
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
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.