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Supreme Court of Canada Hears Arguments on Aid in Dying

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court of Canada hears arguments on whether terminally ill Canadians have right to a doctor-assisted death.

Twenty-one ago, the court upheld the law that criminalizes physician and in dying.  But, as many of the more than 20 intervener briefs observe, much has changed over the past two decades.

Two British Columbia women, Gloria Taylor and Kay Carter, launched the original lawsuit back in 2011.  The trial court’s decision remains one of the most masterful and comprehensive examinations of the arguments and evidence.  

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