BRITISH COLUMBIA APPEALS COURT SET TO RULE ON ASSSISTED SUICIDE

Oct 09, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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An scheduled ruling by the B.C. Court of Appeal is expected to send the question of Canada’s ban on doctor assisted suicide to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Last year a B.C. Supreme Court decision struck down the ban.

It said the the law violated the charter rights of sick and dying people by preventing them from ending their lives.

In its appeal, the federal government argued that allowing physician assisted suicide would demean the value of life and put vulnerable people at risk of abuse.

The Supreme Court of Canada last considered the issue in 1993 in a case involving Victoria resident Sue Rodriguez.

The founder of this radio station is an advocate of the Right To Die movement.

Moses Znaimer is the co-lead patron, along with actor Christopher Plummer, of Dying with Dignity.

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