Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) celebrate ruling in Carter v. Canada

  • October 10, 2013
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Toronto, ON, October 10, 2013 — The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision today in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), concerning the constitutionality of the Criminal Code prohibitions against euthanasia and assisted suicide. The majority of the Court allowed the appeal by the Attorney General of Canada, finding that the trial judge was bound by stare decisis to apply the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Rodriguez v. British Columbia (Attorney General), [1993] 3 S.C.R. 519, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the impugned provisions, prohibiting assisted suicide, passed Charter scrutiny.

Bakerlaw acted for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) as intervenors in the case. The CCD and the CACL released a statement today praising the Court of Appeal’s ruling. The full press release can be found here.

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