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Ontario court clarifies reasonable foreseeability of death in medically assisted dying law

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 9:10 AM | By Paula Kulig

An ambiguous section of Canada’s medically assisted dying law has been clarified by Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, which found that the death of an elderly woman suffering extreme pain from an advanced and incurable disease is reasonably foreseeable.

Andrew Faith, Polley Faith LLP“It’s the only decision that interprets the meaning of reasonable foreseeability, and that has been the most perplexing part of this,” Toronto lawyer Andrew Faith, of Polley Faith LLP, who represented the applicant, said in an interview, referring to Justice Paul Perell’s ruling...