The government was (perhaps understandably) reluctant to legislate either a) in support of medical assistance in dying "on demand" for anyone with an intolerable medical condition or b) in a manner that directly contravenes the relatively permissive parameters laid out by the Supreme Court.
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Thomas McMorrow is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where he teaches Philosophy of Law, Family Law, Public Law, and courses in mediation. His research interests include legal theory, legal pluralism, property law theory, education law, and legal education. His most recent scholarly publications appear in the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review, the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, and the Alberta Law Review. He has a doctorate and master's in law from McGill University and an LLB (Law & French) from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
While law makers deliberate over how to develop the best regulatory regime in light of the Supreme Court's direction, it's important to remember that every one of us is implicated in -- and responsible for -- the shared human endeavour that is governance through law.
03/14/2016 05:28 EDT
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