Last updated on: 6/7/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Toronto Star Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“On the whole, the [Canadian] government crafted a credible and compassionate law that would ease the burden of suffering borne by Canadians while also protecting vulnerable people from opting for state-sanctioned suicide in a moment of weakness and despair.”

“Canadians Face Legal Limbo on Assisted Death: Editorial,” thestar.com, June 1, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“Today, the Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper, with the largest readership in the country. It is published seven days a week in the Greater Toronto Area and is owned by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation. The newspaper is printed at its production facility, The Toronto Star Press Centre, located in Vaughan, just north of Toronto. The Press Centre houses six MAN Roland presses and its extensive capacity allows for the use of full colour throughout the newspaper every day for both editorial and advertising purposes.”

“About the Toronto Star,” thestar.com (accessed June 7, 2016)

Mission:

“The Star’s basic aim as a news organization is to engage in the full and frank dissemination of news and opinion, and to do so working within the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Our core mission as defined by Toronto Star publisher Joseph E. Atkinson is to focus public attention on injustices of all kinds and on reforms designed to correct them.

“About the Toronto Star,” thestar.com (accessed June 7, 2016)

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