Update on Assisted Death

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Update on Assisted Death

The Globe and Mail recently published a news article concerning a May 17th, 2016 ruling by the Alberta Court of Appeal regarding assisted death. The Court reportedly ruled against the Attorney General of Canada, who was advocating for a restrictive interpretation of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), [2015] 1 SCR 331.

The timing of the decision is important because the federal government is currently debating Bill C-14, which proposes legislation that restricts medically assisted dying beyond what the Supreme Court of Canada stated in Carter.

We will continue to watch with interest. Stay tuned.

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