The BC Civil Liberties Association says it is facing another years-long fight, possibly going as far as the Supreme Court of Canada, follows the Senate’s passing of the federal government’s assisted dying bill.
That bill recognizes the right to die only for the terminally ill; the ones whose suffering makes it too hard to live, are not covered even though the Supreme Court ruled they were.
And that has the BCCLA’s Josh Patterson contemplating another long legal fight.
“I would certainly hope we wouldn’t have to because that’s a long road, half a decade and much work and sweat and suffering on the part of Canadians who have been denied this right.”
Patterson says the grievously ill will now have to sue the government in court to be allowed to die.