Michael Fraser was not terminally ill. But a constellation of factors – intractable disease, poverty, childhood sexual trauma, mental health challenges and the option of an assisted death – made him question whether his life was one worth continuing to live. For Fraser, death was ultimately preferrable.Read the story
Michael’s choice: The ethics of medical assistance in dying
A joint investigation between the Toronto Star and the Investigative Journalism Bureau followed the life — and death — of Michael Fraser to offer a glimpse into the complexity and ethics of Canada’s legislation around medically assistance in dying, and those that believe it is their only option.Listen to the podcast
Is Canada expanding Medical Assistance in Dying too quickly?
The IJB’s Robert Cribb joins the Toronto Star podcast "It’s Political" to discuss Canada’s expanding MAiD legislation and the story of Michael Fraser.Listen to the podcast
We’re all implicated in Michael Fraser’s decision to die
OPINION: Fraser chose to end his life at age 55. He wasn’t terminally ill — he was unable to pay his rent and get outside. How is this remotely acceptable?Read the story