Quebec Court Invalidates Some Requirements for Assisted Death

October 7, 2019

(Montreal Gazette) – In a groundbreaking ruling, a Superior Court judge has granted two Quebecers the right to seek medically assisted death after both had been turned aside by their physicians. Jean Truchon and Nicole Gladu are both severely handicapped by degenerative illnesses that, while not immediately life-threatening, are eroding their quality of life. Both say they suffer paralysis as well as debilitating pain daily, while Truchon told the courts he has contemplated killing himself by hurling his wheelchair in front of a m├ętro car.