All posts in the ‘New Legislation’ category

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 »

Budget 2016: Impact on Charities

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the government’s 2016 federal budget yesterday. Below is a summary of some of the announcements from the budget that will impact charities. Update on Previous Budget Proposal: Capital Gains Exemption for Donations of Real Estate and Private Company shares The 2015 federal budget proposed to extend the exemption for capital… 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 »