All posts in the ‘Elder Law’ category

Committeeship Applications: the Uragi Case

A growing area in estate litigation is committeeship applications. A committee is a person or institution who is appointed to make personal, medical, legal and/or financial decisions for an adult person (the patient) who is mentally incapable and cannot make those decisions for him or herself. The first stage in the application process is determining… View this post »

Physician-Assisted Death – Bill C-14

On April 14, 2016, the government introduced Bill C-14 that would legalize medical assistance in dying if it comes into force. To understand the implications of the language in Bill C-14, a bit of history is in order. In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a blanket ban on assisted death was unconstitutional,… View this post »

Physician-Assisted Death – Alberta Decision

On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada granted a four-month extension (to June 6, 2016) of the suspension of its declaration in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 (“Carter“), that ss. 14 and 241(b) of the Criminal Code are of no force and effect to the extent that they prohibit physician-assisted… View this post »