Supreme Court of Canada

Sun, 15 Feb, 2015

The prohibition on assisted suicide had been challenged as contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada Court struck down the prohibition on assisted suicide in the Criminal Code of Canada, giving Canadian adults who are mentally competent and suffering intolerably the right to a doctor’s help in dying.  The court suspended its ruling for 12 months to give the government time to amend the law.

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