The Canadian Press

2011-11-14 | BC Right To Die Lawsuit

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A BC Supreme Court judge began hearing arguments November 14th over whether Canada's laws against assisted suicide should be struck down. Joe Arvay, a lawyer for the BC Civil Liberties Association, told the court there was a wealth of new evidence supporting the right to die. A group outside the court protesting against euthanasia hung effigies in trees. Doctor Will Johnston of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Canada said assisted suicide laws in other jurisdictions were full of problems. (Sue Rodriguez -- who also had Lou Gehrig's disease -- was the last person to challenge Canada's euthanasia laws 18 years earlier, but the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against her.)

Date: 2011-11-14
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have no idea how many of the deaths in Oregon or voluntary are truly voluntary people change their mind all the time we have jurisdiction is like Holland where where an official government report has documented literally thousands of deaths where there is no evidence that the guidelines were followed her that there was any formal request for assisted suicide or euthanasia >>


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