The Canadian Press

2015-02-06 | SCOC Assisted Dying

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The country's highest court has struck down the Criminal Code ban on doctor-assisted suicide. The Supreme Court of Canada has given the Conservative government a year to draft a new law that sets limits on the practise of helping someone -- who is mentally competent and suffering terminal illness -- end their life.

Date: 2015-02-06
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 35 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << one of the plaintiffs in the case Lee Carter whose mother Kay and her life with the doctors help in Switzerland says the ruling is a huge victory conservative MP Steven Fletcher has a private member's bill before the commons he says it could be used as a template for a new federal law that would set limits on when assisted suicide could be used for the BC civil liberties Association which fought and won the case before The Supreme Court says it does not believe Ottawa needs to enact any new legislation and that the Court's ruling is enough guidance Marie rooster the Canadian press Ottawa >>


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