Showing posts with label Estoppel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Estoppel. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lamb Case Gives Feds Second Bite

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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."

Friday, August 12, 2016

Feds Say Carter Findings No Longer Necessarily True

Among the facts that the government suggests are no longer true are the top court's findings that:
  • A permissive approach to assisted dying would not put Canada on a "slippery slope" in which disabled and other vulnerable Canadians are pressured to end their lives.
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