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The federal government's appeal on Gloria Taylor's so called "right to die" case is slated to be heard Monday at the BC Court of Appeal.
The appeal is from a ruling issued last June that states Canada's prohibition on assisted suicide violated Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Council of Canadians with Disabilites has been granted intervener status.
Amy Hasbrouck who works for the CCD talks about what would happen if the decision is upheld.
"It would essentially make assisted suicide legal not just in British Columbia but since it's ruling a federal law unconstitutional, it would make it legal across the country."
Hasbrouck says that could put people with disabilies and the elderly at risk.
Gloria Taylor died last October due to complications related to ALS after winning the right to assisted suicide.