The federal government will appeal last month’s ruling by the British Columbia Supreme Court that partially struck down Canada’s ban on assisted suicide, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says.
In a statement, Nicholson said, “The Supreme Court of Canada acknowledged the state interest in protecting human life and upheld the constitutionality of the existing legislation in Rodriguez (1993). In April 2010, a large majority of parliamentarians voted not to change these laws….”
“Assisted-suicide ruling to be appealed by Ottawa”
July 13, 2012