Canadian Court Rules Parts of Assisted-Suicide Law Violate Patient Rights

September 11, 2019

(Reuters) РTwo severely ill and handicapped Canadians can ask for immediate help in ending their lives, a court in the province of Quebec ruled on Wednesday, in a judgment that deemed parts of the country’s existing laws governing physician-assisted suicide as unconstitutional. Quebec Superior Court Judge Christine Baudouin sided with Jean Truchon, 51, and Nicole Gladu, 73, who are both in severe pain and have incurable medical conditions.