Supreme Court on assisted suicide: 6-month extension?

Published: 8 January 2016

In December 2015, the federal government has asked the Supreme Court for a six-month extension to draft new laws on doctor-assisted dying. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on this request starting January 11, 2016.

Robert Leckey, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“There may be pressing reasons for doing so, but extending the deadline as the government has requested is in essence a request to keep violating rights, denying for longer still constitutional justice to a group of vulnerable people who thought they had won in court.”
— Robert Leckey

Robert Leckey is a full professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Faculty of Law. He teaches constitutional law and family law.

robert.leckey [at] (English, French)

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