The Historic Decision — 2015
From: The Right to Die
The ruling appeared on February 6, 2015. It was a historic vindication of Justice Smith and of the opinions of the many people who have felt that Section 241(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada was an affront to personal autonomy and prevented merciful treatment of severely ill people.
GARY BAUSLAUGH is the author of The Secret Power of Juries and Robert Latimer: A Story of Justice and Mercy. His writing has appeared in many publications and he has served as the president of the Humanist Association of Canada and editor of Humanist Perspectives. Gary, who holds a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, was a teacher and administrator in Canadian colleges and universities for many years. He lives in Victoria, B.C.