Supreme Court Assisted Suicide

Liberals Admit 'Risk' Of Missing Assisted Dying Bill Deadline

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Despite this, the government is still optimistic about passing a law.

Top Court Gives Feds Extension On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Law

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Politics

The government had argued that it needed the Feb. 6 deadline extended by six months in order to have the time to craft a proper law.

Feds Plead For More Time To Craft Assisted Suicide Law

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

Oral hearings are underway at the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the federal government's request for a six-month extension in response to its landmark ruling on doctor-assisted death.

Top Court Mulls Extension On Doctor-Assisted Death

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The clock is ticking.

Grits Ask Top Court For Assisted Suicide Extension

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Last February, Parliament was given a a year to craft a set of laws.

The Tories Cannot Ignore the Supreme Court on Assisted Suicide

Charlie Angus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

You don't ignore a mandate from the Supreme Court. But that seems to be the initial response from the Conservative government to the recent Carter decision on assisted suicide. The Supreme Court has given the government one year to draft legislation and yet after a short one-day debate in the House on the issue the Conservative response has been surprisingly laissez-faire. They have done nothing in response other than to have some back benchers complain that the court is being unreasonable and that the government needs more time.

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Tory MP Urges Leaders To Use Notwithstanding Clause | Althia Raj | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott is urging federal party leaders to use the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause to de...

Quebec Applauds Assisted Suicide Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Quebec's health minister says the Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision to strike down the ban on providing doctor-assisted death show...

Dying Canadians Need Top Court's Help: Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Suffering people are reaching out to the Supreme Court of Canada for help ending their lives and politicians need to listen as well, says a l...

B.C. Right-To-Die Appeal Gets Green Light

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to review the country's assisted suicide laws more than two decades after it rejected doctor-assist...