Legal requirements for the shipping of human remains in Canada are determined by the respective Provinces. Because all of the suspension facilities are in the United States, cryonics cryonics patients must be shipped by common carrier. In the Spring of 1991 Susan MacKinnon, the Administrative Secretary of the Funeral Service Association of Canada [(416) 619-0982] made a faxed information request to all the regulatory agencies of all the Provinces concerning the legality of shipping unembalmed remains out of these Provinces. More recently it came to light that Quebec does not require embalming. The most current information available shows:
This would seem to be a problem for Canadians cryonicists living in Prince Edward Island. However, it may be possible to legally ship a cryonics patient by private vehicle (rather than common carrier) to a nearby Province that does not require embalming. Then a common carrier could be booked for air shipment.
Canadian cryonicists are encouraged to remain abreast of current
legal developments affecting cryonics in their respective Provinces.
Such information should be available through the Provincial Funeral
Service. Contact information:
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