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Oct 29, 2012
The Canadian Government has released its statement to the Canadian Court ahead of its appeal of the Carter judgement that sought to force the government to overturn the longstanding prohibition of Assisted Suicide. Alex Schadenberg reports: The lawyers for the Government of Canada have submitted their reasons for appealing the decision by Justice Smith in BC.On June 15, Justice Smith decided in the Carter case that Canada's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional, that euthanasia needed to be legalized for limited circumstances, that Gloria Taylor, one of the plaintiffs could have a constitutional exemption to euthanasia and assisted suicide and she ordered parliament to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide by June 15, 2013. Continue reading