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- April 14, 2016
- Comments Off on Physician Assisted Death Bill Released
Today the Federal Government unveiled the bill regarding physician assisted death titled: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying).
This bill is in response to the Carter v Canada decision which held that Canadians have a right physician assistance in dying. » Read the rest
- March 2, 2016
- David Baker
- Comments Off on David Baker Participates in the Vulnerable Persons Standard Press Conference
Bakerlaw’s David Baker participated in the Vulnerable Persons Standard press conference yesterday.
The Standard seeks to balance access with protection in physician-assisted death.
Check out the highlights from unveiling of the Vulnerable Persons Standard and listen to the clarifications offered by the experts involved in creating the standard. » Read the rest
- January 29, 2016
- David Baker
- Comments Off on David Baker Presents to Special Committee on Physician Assisted Dying
here (link)Bakerlaw’s David Baker presented to the Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying. Mr. Baker was joined by University of Toronto Professor Trudo Lemmens.
The panel is tasked with providing recommendations for how the Federal Government should respond to the Carter v Canada decision legalizing physician assisted suicide in Canada. » Read the rest
- January 15, 2016
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on SCC Grants Extension and Exemptions in Carter
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted a 4 month extension to the Federal Government to allow it more time to draft legislation regarding physician assisted suicide. The Attorney General of Canada had requested a 6 month extension however, the majority concluded that 4 months was appropriate given the four month break that took place when Parliament was dissolved in early August in anticipation of the election and did not resume until early December. » Read the rest
Bakerlaw Files Response to Supreme Court Regarding Motion to Extend February 2016 Deadline Set in Carter
- December 10, 2015
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw Files Response to Supreme Court Regarding Motion to Extend February 2016 Deadline Set in Carter
Last week, the Attorney General of Canada submitted a motion to the Supreme Court of Canada to extend the deadline the Court gave in the Carter v Canada (Attorney General) judgment. In Carter, the Court struck down the provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting physician assisted suicide (to read the full decision click here (link to decision)). » Read the rest
- October 10, 2014
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw to appear before Supreme Court of Canada in Carter Assisted Suicide case
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear arguments on whether Canada should strike down statutory provisions designed to prevent assisted suicide, but only with regard to disabled people. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) are the organized voice of Canada’s disabled citizens and will be represented by bakerlaw as an intervener at the hearing in order to oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia (AS/E). » Read the rest
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) celebrate ruling in Carter v. Canada
- October 10, 2013
- Comments Off on Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) celebrate ruling in Carter v. Canada
Toronto, ON, October 10, 2013 — The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision today in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), concerning the constitutionality of the Criminal Code prohibitions against euthanasia and assisted suicide. The majority of the Court allowed the appeal by the Attorney General of Canada, finding that the trial judge was bound by stare decisis to apply the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Rodriguez v. » Read the rest