What you need to know about the Supreme Court assisted-suicide case

We answer the questions around the big question as our highest court prepares to hear one of its most important cases

The debate over assisted suicide is reaching its zenith: The Supreme Court of Canada is now hearing an appeal that could allow dying but mentally competent Canadians to receive medical assistance to hasten death. If it’s successful, that appeal would overturn a ruling that our highest court made two decades ago, when its judges narrowly upheld the law. Prepare yourself for one of the most important decisions the court will make this year by finding out the answers to the questions around the big question: whether Canadians have the right to choose to die.


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