More controversy surrounding doctor-assisted death.
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued guidelines that say priests should refuse funerals for some people who choose doctor-assisted death.
The document calls it a grave sin that contradicts the teachings of the Catholic church.
Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith says priests should weigh the circumstances of each funeral request, but high-profile assisted deaths should be refused.
He believes the guidelines are the first to be issued by a group of bishops in Canada.
Meantime, the group Dying with Dignity Canada calls the guidelines intimidating to people who are frail and vulnerable.