In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada decided that the laws prohibiting physician-assisted death were unconstitutional. The Court gave the Canadian Government one year to craft new legislation or laws before eliminating the two laws from the Criminal Code. So, what’s next for Canada? What changes in policy need to take place to balance a Canadian’s desire for a dignified death with the duty to protect the vulnerable? Most importantly, as all Canadians age, what does the Carter v. Canada decision mean for us and our loved ones?

Guests
Lesley Hirst – Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group
Dr. Jaqueline Chow – Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia
Françoise Hébert – Dying with Dignity Canada

Show Credits

Host & Show Producer: Daphne Cheung
Technical Producers: Gagan Batra & Alyssa Walli
Executive Producer: Nirmalan Vijeyakumar

Music Credits

Archie, Marry Me by Alvvays
This Cold Escape by Amos the Transparent
Dead of Winter by Adam Washburn