BCCLA Fights for Expansion of Medically Assisted Dying Law

In 2016 Bill C-14 was passed by the Parliament of Canada, which amended the Canadian Criminal Code to legalize both medically assisted dying and assisted suicide laws in Canada.  Formally termed “physician-administered euthanasia” (PAE) and “physician-assisted suicide” (PAS), the bill passed to end the suffering of terminally ill adults. The assisted dying law included legal [...]

By |2023-03-13T07:47:54-07:00February 28th, 2019|Blogs|0 Comments

Supreme Court Finds Prisoner Risk Assessment Tests Biased

When an inmate is first placed in the custody of Correctional Service Canada (CSC) a full intake assessment is used to review the information provided by the police and the courts. The assessment also includes personal information about the inmate’s family life and background. The completed baseline assessment is basically an evaluation that determines penitentiary [...]

By |2023-03-30T09:25:02-07:00February 13th, 2019|Blogs|0 Comments


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