The Canadian Press

2015-02-06 | SCOC Assisted Dying

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The Supreme Court of Canada has opened the door for assisted suicide in Canada. The high court judges were unanimous in overturning a ban on physician-assisted dying. The historic decision sweeps away the existing law and gives Parliament a year to draft new legislation that recognizes the right of clearly consenting adults who are enduring intolerable suffering to seek medical help in ending their lives. Nee Democrat justice critic Francoise Boivin says Quebec has already looked at the issue and she urged the federal government to hold public consultations on the new law. (The case was brought by the families of two now-deceased British Columbia women, supported by the B-C Civil Liberties Association.)

Date: 2015-02-06
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we do not wish this to become a politicized partisan issue the government must recognize that the Court's decision is final as we work with the provinces Physicians colleges and Canadian to consider the best way to implement the Court's decision we must also continue to have a broader debate about end-of-life care >>