Physician-Assisted Dying

  • August 13, 2015

Whereas in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously declared Criminal Code sections 241(b) (assisted suicide) and 14 (consent to death) to be unconstitutional and “void insofar as they prohibit physician-assisted death for a competent adult person who (1) clearly consents to the termination of life and (2) has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition”;

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