Last updated on: 7/9/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

André Picard Biography

Title:
Health Columnist at The Globe and Mail
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“It’s not enough to have a law saying patients have a right to assisted death. Physicians, institutions and lawmakers must ensure that right can be exercised.

If a patient’s constitutional rights are to be real, not merely theoretical, self-serving obstructionism cannot be tolerated.”

“Assisted-Dying Laws Are Only the Beginning of the Debate,” theglobeandmail.com, May 16, 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Staff reporter and Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail, 1987-present
  • Honoree, Kiwanis DIA Walk of Fame, 2017
  • Recipient, Honorary Degrees, University of Manitoba and University of Toronto, among others
  • Public Health Hero, Canadian Public Health Association
  • CIBC Scholar-in-Residence, Conference Board of Canada, 2011-2012
  • Recipient, Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism
  • Recipient, Canadian Policy Research Award
  • Recipient, Atkinson Fellowship for Public Policy Research
  • Six-time finalist, National Newspaper Awards (Canada’s Pulitzer Prize)
  • Recipient, Canadian Nurses’ Association Award of Excellence for Health Care Reporting
  • Recipient, Nursing in the Media Award of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Recipient, International Media Prize of Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honour Society)
  • Recipient, Science and Society Book Prize
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Education:
  • Graduated, University of Ottawa
  • Graduated, Carleton University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @picardonhealth
Quoted in:
  1. Should Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Extended to People Who Are Not Terminally Ill?