All posts in the ‘Administration of Justice’ category

Physician-Assisted Death – An Update

After the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), the Special Joint Committee of Physician-Assisted Dying was appointed to make recommendations on the framework of a federal response on physician-assisted dying.  Its report was recently published, and the recommendations are found at pages 35 to 38 of the report. Relatedly, the British Columbia… View this post »

Court Is Asked Whether a Living Will is Effective

This week, the family of Margaret Bentley, an 82 year old woman with advanced dementia, started a law suit asking the British Columbia Supreme Court to order the care home to stop “force feeding” her.   The family contends that Ms. Bentley, a retired nurse, clearly set out her wishes in her Living Will executed in 1991.  They… View this post »

Update to last Blog on one Judge’s decision on Court Accessibility

In one of our previous blogs we summarized the decision of Vilardell v. Dunham as an important Judgment discussing the paramountcy of an affordable court system.  What remained unclear was whether the Government would implement the decision to eliminate the court fees because the decision actually dealt with Hearing Fees under the old Rules of Court, before… View this post »