Posts In "Legal Updates":

November 8, 2019

Medically assisted dying now available for individuals who are not at death’s door

In a recent case, the Quebec Supreme Court declared provisions in the Medically Assisted Suicide legislation to be in contravention of the Charter. The Court found the requirement that individuals…

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September 23, 2019

The Use of Policy by Administrative Decision Makers: Authority and Limitations

An administrative agency does not require an express grant of statutory authority in order to issue policies or guidelines.  However, administrative decision-makers may not apply these policies inflexibly as if…

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July 4, 2019

Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2019 ONCA 393

In a recent case, an Ontario Court has rejected physicians’ claims regarding their constitutional right to religious freedom.  Physicians claimed that the requirement to refer patients requesting abortions, medically assisted…

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