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'My biggest fear is I will become trapped': Woman, 25, goes to court to overturn assisted-dying restrictions

OTTAWA — After just 11 days on the books, the contentious federal law on physician-assisted dying has been hit with a constitutional challenge by a young woman with a degenerative wasting disease who is ineligible for a legal assisted death. 870 more words

News

'Loss of faith' from spy allies possible if Canada proceeds with court disclosure: CSE official

OTTAWA – Close allies will curb or even halt the flow of intelligence to the Communications Security Establishment if the electronic spy agency is forced to spill its closely guarded secrets in open court, argues a senior CSE official. 542 more words

Canada

Letters: Site C protesters, Sarah Cox, transit funding, taxes, school funding, mother/son graduation

B.C. Hydro correct to go after disruptive Site C protesters

Re: Sarah Cox op-ed on Site C protesters.

Yes, citizens have the right to peaceful protest but “protests” often block and disrupt work that is legal and authorized under the rules of the land, causing delay and expense to the proponent. 506 more words

Opinion

Witnesses diametrically opposed in testimony before committee on assisted death

A hopeless chasm opened Monday at the feet of the parliamentarians hurrying to embody the right to die in federal law.

Grace Pastine of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and Jay Cameron of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Rights sat side-by-side at the witness table before the joint committee of 15 MPs and senators tasked with devising doctrine to underpin the federal physician-assisted dying law expected June 6. 516 more words

National

Top court hears arguments on suspending assisted-dying decision

The Supreme Court is deliberating on whether irremediably ill Canadians with intolerable suffering should, once again, be denied their constitutional right to a doctor-assisted death while Parliament takes another six months to figure out how to safely decriminalize assisted suicide. 587 more words

Politics

Extend current assisted-suicide laws six months, federal lawyers to ask

Laws against assisted dying, due to end in 28 days, should remain on the books for another six months to give governments sufficient time to enact what’s sure to be a highly divisive physician-assisted suicide law, federal lawyers are to argue before the Supreme Court Monday. 712 more words

Politics

Assisted-suicide debate leads off a busy Supreme Court session

The debate over assisted dying leads off the Supreme Court of Canada’s winter session next week. Twenty other appeals are to follow, ranging from whether federally regulated workers can be legally fired without cause, to a constitutional quarrel over mandatory-minimum criminal sentencing. 616 more words

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