The Supreme Court decided Canada’s laws on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia need changing, and now it’s time for Parliament to weigh in – but will our parliamentarians have the time they need? I was in the Supreme Court yesterday (January 11, 2016), when the federal government made its pitch to keep the old laws in… Read More


I was in a meeting the other day when someone argued the Supreme Court’s decision to allow assisted suicide in certain circumstances was the “law of the land,” and we have no choice but to make it available. Actually there are several options the Federal Government could pursue in response to the ruling in the… Read More


Assisted Suicide

More on this issue, including video, at theEFC.ca/carter The Supreme Court ruled February 6 that the prohibition against physician-assisted suicide is unconstitutional in certain circumstances and has given Parliament 12 months to respond. As the definition of “physician-assisted death” includes the provision or administration of medication that intentionally brings about a person’s death, both assisted… Read More


By EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger Originally published 21 October 2014 at theEFC.ca/6th Joseph Arvay, lawyer for those trying to decriminalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, began his arguments before the Supreme Court in the recent Carter case saying that two groups, churches and disability advocates, are the ones paralyzing Parliament and preventing a reconsideration of… Read More


Guest Post: Geoffrey Trotter, Counsel for the EFC in the Carter v. Canada case. Article was originally published in Take Five. While some have characterized the majority decision in Carter as a narrow application of stare decisis to avoid dealing with the merits, a closer look reveals an important contemporary appellate endorsement of the underlying… Read More