Supreme Court closes physician-assisted dying debate

Originally published by Impact Ethics and reproduced with permission.   J.S. Russell and D.A. Browne discuss the Supreme Court of Canada’s historic decision to strike down the ban on physician-assisted dying. […]

The death with dignity decision explained

A brief synopsis of Lee Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a unanimous decision, confirmed that Canadians have the constitutional right to […]

Coming Together in Memory and Hope

This is a defining moment in the epic legal battle the BC Civil Liberties Association has been waging for over four years to decriminalize physician assisted dying. Tomorrow, on October 15, […]

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 […]

Carter v. Canada Case Documents

The BCCLA filed a lawsuit in April 2011 to challenge the laws that make it a criminal offense to assist seriously and incurably ill individuals to die with dignity. The […]

Press Releases

  For all press releases related to physician assisted dying click here.   Further Resources The BCCLA has a number of resources related to this case. Related Content    

In Memory of Gloria Taylor

Gloria Taylor, the 64 year-old woman who fought courageously to change Canada’s law on assisted dying, died on Thursday, October 4th, 2012. Gloria had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and […]