Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lamb Case Gives Feds Second Bite

To view the article as published, click here.

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has rejected a bid for a speedier trial in a constitutional challenge to the country's assisted dying law.
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association had asked the court to prevent the federal government from reintroducing evidence on issues that had already been decided in Carter v. Canada, the case that led to the legalization of assisted dying in Canada.

Lawyers with the BCCLA told reporters outside court that while the decision is unfortunate, they still expect the challenge to be successful.

"We succeeded in defeating the government's arguments in the Carter case and we will succeed in defeating them the second time around."

Monday, October 9, 2017

How Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Death 'Invites Coercion'

Radio Sputnik. The article as originally published can be viewed here.

Nearly 2,000 Canadians have taken their own lives with the help of doctors after the legalization of assisted suicide [and euthanasia] in the country. Apart from Canada, euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia and Luxembourg. Sputnik discussed the controversial law with Margaret Dore, an attorney standing against euthanasia legalization in the US.

Canada adopted a law permitting medically assisted suicide [and euthanasia in 2016] and since then doctor-assisted deaths have accounted for 1 percent of all deaths in the country.