Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(EU-Brexit-Europe)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's still time for negotiations between the European Union and Britain over its departure from the bloc in late March.

Merkel says she regrets the decision by British lawmakers to oppose the agreement negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May and the E-U.

Merkel told reporters in Berlin that "we will of course do everything to find an orderly solution, but we are also prepared if there is no orderly solution."

May's Conservative government faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament today. (4)

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(Assisted-Dying-Lametti)

Monday's appointment of David Lametti as Canada's new justice minister has given new hope to those who believe the Trudeau government's law on medically assisted dying is too restrictive.

Lametti was one of only four Liberal M-Ps who voted against the 2016 legislation that made it legal for incurably ill Canadians to get medical help to end their suffering -- provided they are already near death and meet other strict criteria.

Dying with Dignity Canada is hopeful Lametti might be more receptive to a Halifax woman's plea to end her life.

Audrey Parker, whose cancer had spread to her brain, opted to end her life earlier than she wanted out of fear she'd eventually lose the mental competence required to receive an assisted death.(4)

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(Dementia-Strategy-Report)

An expert panel has released a report outlining the best ways to tackle the growing incidence of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia among Canadians as a basis for the Trudeau government's promised national strategy on progressive brain diseases.

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences' report is aimed at helping the Public Health Agency create a national dementia strategy by later this year.

Panel members say quality of life for Canadians living with dementia and their caregivers, as well as access to health and social care, can be improved across all stages of the disease process. …

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