Bakerlaw to appear before Supreme Court of Canada in Carter Assisted Suicide case
- October 10, 2014
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On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear arguments on whether Canada should strike down statutory provisions designed to prevent assisted suicide, but only with regard to disabled people. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) are the organized voice of Canada’s disabled citizens and will be represented by bakerlaw as an intervener at the hearing in order to oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia (AS/E). CCD/CACL instead demands that Canada put resources towards providing adequate end of life care, as improvements in palliative care mean that virtually no one needs to die in pain.
The hearing will be webcast live on the Supreme Court of Canada website (link to website). bakerlaw has been informed that the hearing may also be broadcast live by CPAC.
For more information on CCD/CACL’s arguments regarding the AS/E debate, please read their factum on the CCD website (link to factum).