End of Life Law and Policy in Canada
Canada, MAiD, Rodriguez v British Columbia, Supreme Court of Canada, Carter v Canada, Criminal Code, End-of-Life Law and Policy, Palliative Interventions, Withholding and Withdrawal of Treatment
In this chapter, I will discuss the broad range of end of life law and policy. This includes the withholding and withdrawal of potentially life-sustaining treatment, palliative interventions, and what is now known in Canada as medical assistance in dying. I will explain what the law is, where it remains unclear, and where there is still considerable controversy about what the law should be.
Jocelyn Downie, "End of Life Law and Policy in Canada" in Joanna Erdman, Vanessa Gruben, Erin Nelson, eds, Canadian Health Law and Policy, 5th ed (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2017) 453.