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Physician Assisted Death: Your Constitutional Right to Die

Physician Assisted Death:  Your Constitutional Right to Die Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) In a nutshell, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that the criminal prohibition against assisted suicide is unconstitutional to the extent it applies to competent adults … more

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Hutterian Brethren and the Supreme Court of Canada – One Lawyer’s Story Article #5 – Through The Hutterian Rear View Mirror

ARTICLE #5 – EPILOGUE Alberta v. Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony[1] (“Hutterian Brethren”) is the latest decision in which the courts have wrestled with the interface between s.1 [2] and s.2(a) [3] of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the … more

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Hutterian Brethren – Trip to the Supreme Court of Canada

ARTICLE #4 – SUPREME COURT OF CANADA The final step in the journey now lays before us. However, unlike at QB and ABCA, the litigants must qualify for this final event. This qualifying round is the leave to appeal process. … more

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Hutterian Brethren and the Supreme Court of Canada – One Lawyer’s Story Article #3 – Alberta Court of Appeal

ARTICLE #3 – THE ALBERTA COURT OF APPEAL The Alberta Court of Appeal (“ABCA”) was the second level of court for the Hutterian Brethren. At Queen’s Bench (“QB”), it is necessary for all evidence to be put before the court … more

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Hutterian Brethen and the Supreme Court of Canada – One Lawyer’s Story Article #2 in a Series

ARTICLE #2 – THE ALBERTA COURT OF QUEEN’S BENCH The Court of Queen’s Bench was the first level of court in Alberta for this case. At this level, both parties needed to set out the entire case which consisted of … more

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Hutterian Brethen and the Supreme Court of Canada – One Lawyer’s Story

This is one lawyer’s story and general observations about his journey to the Supreme Court of Canada. It is intended to be a non-technical recounting of the law, the process and anecdotes about the experience. Lawyers and academics looking for … more

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