This op-ed was published in The HIll Times on February 29, 2016
Jocelyn Downie is a professor in the faculties of law and medicine at Dalhousie University. She has advised several official committees on assisted dying, such as the Canadian Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Prof. Downie presented a lecture on assisted dying on Parliament Hill on Feb. 23 as a part of the Big Thinking lecture series hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear that patients who meet the Carter criteria should have access to physician-assisted death. While we wait...