Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part I

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

As most of you heard, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 SCC 5 on February 6, 2015 finding the ban on physician assisted suicide (found in ss. 241(b) and 14 of the Criminal Code) is unconstitutional and providing the government one year ...

Ali v. Fruci Reboot

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The familiar characters from the Ali v. Fruci decision dealing with attorney accounts are back in this decision from the Court of Appeal dealing with Ali’s appeal of a lower court’s decision to dismiss her Will Challenge (in Blackburn’s estate) for delay. Estate law practitioners should be familiar with this decision ...