Court Guidelines for Physician Assisted Death

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

In a landmark ruling in February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck down the Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician assisted suicide.  The SCC held that a competent adult who (1) clearly consents to the termination of life, and (2) has “a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an ...

Love in the Age of Expectation

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

In two cases decided in 2010, the Court considered whether it was appropriate for an attorney for property to pay herself for care services provided to an aging parent.  In Barberi v. Triassi Estate, Justice Mulligan harshly criticized the actions of a co-attorney for property and care.  Her mother’s power ...