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1310 NEWS – Ottawa – Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe (April 19, 2016) Psychological Suffering and Physician-Assisted Suicide – Senator Batters talks with Ottawa host Mark Sutcliffe about the newly introduced assisted suicide bill. Find that interview here.


NEWS TALK 980 CKNW – Vancouver – Drex Live (April 14, 2016)  Senator Batters’ interview with talk show host Drex on new assisted suicide legislation and her concerns about the bill. Listen to the full interview here.


NEWS RELEASEOpposition Forces Trudeau Government to Pull Back on Physician-Assisted Suicide Law (April 14, 2016)


NEWS TALK 650 CKOM – John Gormley Live (April 11, 2016)  Senator Batters discusses with John Gormley why psychological suffering should not be sole grounds for accessing physician-assisted suicide under upcoming legislation. Listen to the interview here.


NEWS RELEASEMinister Hajdu, Champion Mental Health at Cabinet Table (April 8, 2016)


800 CHAB Radio, Moose Jaw – The Heartland with Rob Carnie (April 7, 2016)  Senator Batters talks with host Rob Carnie about why she believes upcoming legislation should not allow psychological suffering as a sole basis for accessing doctor-assisted suicide.  Listen to the interview here: http://www.discovermoosejaw.com/chab/46927-canadians-demand-strict-safeguards


NEWS RELEASECanadians Demand Strict Safeguards on Physician-Assisted Suicide (April 1, 2016)


News Talk 650 CKOM – John Gormley Live (March 17, 2016)  Senator Batters talks with Saskatchewan talk-radio host John Gormley about why psychological suffering should not be included in upcoming physician-assisted suicide legislation. Listen to the interview here.


Find Senator Batters’ National Post op-ed on mental illness and physician-assisted suicide here. (March 14, 2016)


CKNW Radio, Vancouver – The Lynda Steele Show (Feb. 24, 2016)  Senator Batters talks to guest host, Drex, about the potential inclusion of psychological suffering as grounds for physician-assisted suicide. Listen to the interview here.


Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016

Statement in the Senate Chamber:

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English text



Senator Batters talks to Saskatchewan’s News Talk Radio CJME/CKOM about reducing the stigma around mental health issues.