Thursday, January 7, 2016
Quebec court of appeal allows physician-assisted suicide
Posted by Lynne Butler
Right before Christmas, the Quebec Court of Appeal made its decision.
The court allowed physician-assisted suicide for individuals who have a disease, condition, or disability that causes intolerable suffering to the individual in his or her circumstances.
We all know that changes to laws can happen very slowly, but this seems to me to be a striking example of the law responding to shifting attitudes in society.
To read an article from Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners about this case, click here. To read the case itself in its entirety, click here.