The Canadian Press

2013-10-10 | BC Right To Die

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In a split decision, BC's Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling that said Canada's assisted-suicide ban violated the charter rights of gravely ill Canadians. Two of the three judges ruled that while the law banning assisted suicide had evolved in the last two decades, it hadn't changed enough to undermine the 1993 decision from Supreme Court of Canada. Several people, including Gloria Taylor and the children of Kay Carter, who travelled to Switzerland to seek doctor-assisted suicide in 2010, launched the challenge. Grace Pastine, the lawyer for one of the plaintiffs, said seriously ill people would continue to suffer. (The decision would be challenged at the Supreme Court of Canada. Meanwhile, on October 29th, Quebec's landmark assisted-suicide bill, the first of its kind in Canada, passed an early hurdle in the provincial legislature. The bill, which would allow doctors to help end the life of some terminally ill patients, moved to committee for study after a vote of 84-26.)

Date: 2013-10-10
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we guarantee that there will continue to be a back alley people will find ways to end lives that have lost all meaning no matter what the law says and no matter what the risk they will attempt violence suicides alone behind closed doors they will refuse food and water to hasten their death >>