First Ontario Physician-Assisted Death Approved

Justice Paul Perrell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today granted the application of an 81-year-old man, permitting him to proceed with a physician-assisted death.  Known as A. B., the applicant has aggressive, advanced stage lymphoma.

The application is the first granted in Ontario since the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter.  A. B. met the Superior Court of Justice’s test for an exemption under Carter.  The test is a temporary measure put in place while the federal government deals with a legislative framework for physician-assisted death.

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