Oct 15, 2014
By Bob Komsic
A lawyer fighting to have the country’s high court change the law on doctor-assisted suicide argued that there’s little evidence doing so would see people rushing to end their lives.
Joseph Arvay, who represents those who want the right to ask a doctor to help them die, told the justices, ”Nobody wants to die if living is better.”
He says any change in law should only apply to cases involving patients who are never going to get better.
Over 20 years after B.C.’s Sue Rodriguez first challenged the current ban, the Supreme Court’s again hearing a challenge, but Arvay says a lot has changed since the court last considered the issue.
A reminder to watch ”An Adult Conversation on Medically-Assisted Dying” Monday at 9pm on Vision TV.