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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Application by OP for a declaration that his intended physician-assisted death met the Carter criteria. The applicant was in his 60s and had end-stage incurable brain cancer. His prognosis was that he would die in three months. In addition to the applicant’s own evidence of his symptoms and intolerable suffering, he adduced affidavits in support of the relief sought from his family physician, palliative care physician, the psychiatrist who assessed his capacity to consent, family members and friends. The applicant sought a declaration that he met...