Advocates on both sides of the question say the findings from a Forum Research survey are no surprise, but argue public opinion should not be the guiding force in deciding whether to change the current law, now under scrutiny in a closely watched B.C. court case.
Supporters of legalizing the practice maintain it is a matter of basic human rights that transcends popular attitudes; opponents say Canadians’ beliefs would change if care at the end of life were improved and death made more comfortable.
Graphic: Insults in the U.S. House of Representatives The U.S. House of Representatives is far more polite and civil than it is often perceived to be. A new report by the University of Pennsylvania has studied the number of insults in the House and finds that incivility was more common historically. The report studies the “taking down” procedure, which censures members who use insulting language.