- The Intervenors
Interveners in the case include Dying With Dignity Canada, Canadian Unitarian Council, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Farewell Foundation for the Right to Die.
CEO Wanda Morris, Physician Advisory Council Co-Chair Dr. Derryck H. Smith, Huntington's sufferer Nagui Morcos and his wife Jan Crowley all provided affidavits as part of the evidence filed in the case. Click here to read the testimony.
The civil claim is based on three arguments. Click here to read about them.
- The Claim
Click here for the full text of the civil claim filed by BC Civil Liberties.
- The Plaintiff's Submission to the BC Supreme Court
Click Here to read the full submission to the Supreme Court of the Plaintiffs' evidence.
In a split decision, the Appeal Court of BC overturns the ruling of Justice Smith on a matter of jurisdiction (stare decisis).
In this landmark ruling Justice Smith walks us carefully through her review of all the evidence.
Carter v. Canada: Legal Challenge for Right to Die
Dying with Dignity is partnered with the BCCLA in this landmark case to protect the dignity, rights and wishes of all Canadians at end of life.
- Dying with Dignity has been following this story from the beginning. See the list of our stories as they progressed from 2011 until now
- On July 4th 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada Ruled that Dying With Dignity has been given the right to intervene in the case of Gloria Taylor (Carter et. al. vs. Attorney General for Canada).
There are a lot of misconceptions about the legal right to die in Canada.
Is it legal to have assisted dying in Canada?
Is it legal to travel to another country to have a medically assisted death?
Questions are answered here.
- A brief timeline of the history of the right to die in Canada including legislation, legal challenges and basic arguments.