Supreme Court now permits some Canadians to approach death on their own terms: who should those Canadians be?
Where natural death is not reasonably foreseeable, Bill C-14 asserts that the likelihood of inducement is too high, the risks of social harm too great. Our current legal framework expresses no such hesitation.
The Supreme Court of Canada. Our elected Parliamentarians chose the more cautious—some would say balanced—route, passing Bill C-14 on third reading. Time will tell whether our chamber of sober second thought, the Canadian Senate, will reach a similar conclusion. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade