Vancouver and Toronto – On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the BC Court of Appeal will release reasons for judgment in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General).
Lawyers for the BC Civil Liberties Association and two of the plaintiffs in the case, Lee Carter and Hollis Johnson, plaintiffs in the lawsuit, will publicly speak about the judgment.
In Vancouver, Grace Pastine, BCCLA litigation director, and Johnson and Carter, will speak publicly at 10 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET) outside the BC Court of Appeal at the corner of Hornby and Nelson Streets.
In Toronto, lead lawyers on the case, Joseph Arvay and Sheila Tucker will be available for media interviews beginning at 10 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET).
The BCCLA filed the “death with dignity” case in 2011. In June 2012, the BC Supreme Court struck down the laws that makes physician-assisted dying illegal in Canada. BC Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith ruled that the laws violated the rights of Gloria Taylor, who suffered from ALS, and the rights of two other plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Lee Carter and Hollis Johnson. The federal government appealed the decision. The appeal was argued at the BC Court of Appeal March 18 – 22, 2013.
What: BCCLA to speak publically about BC Court of Appeal judgment in death with dignity case
When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET)
Where: In Vancouver: Pastine, Carter and Johnson at the BC Court of Appeal, corner of Hornby and Nelson Streets.
In Toronto: Lawyers available by phone or in-person by arrangement
Read additional materials about the death with dignity case here >>