Carter v. Canada: The Death with Dignity Case

Synopsis The BCCLA filed a lawsuit in April 2011 to seek to allow seriously and incurably ill, mentally competent adults the right to receive medical assistance to hasten death under […]

Prison Justice: BCCLA at the SCC

The BCCLA appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on prison issues twice in October, re-asserting that for prisoners, “‘The rule of law is absent, although rules are everywhere’”.  With […]

Insite Saves Lives: It’s Time for More

September 30, 2013 (9/30) marks the two-year anniversary of Canada’s Supreme Court decision that unanimously granted constitutional protection to Vancouver’s supervised injection site, Insite. To mark this important anniversary, the […]