The SCC rules On death and dying – finds 241, b in violation of section 7 of the Charter
Active & Passive Euthanasia:
Is there a moral distinction?
by Bob Lane
I started to write “the Sue Rodriguez case has reminded us all…” and then I realized how wrong that is. It is not the Sue Rodriguez ‘case’ — it is Sue Rodriguez who has reminded us all of our own mortality and our need to think carefully about the kind of society we want to live and to die in. I knew Sue Rodriguez only through the media, heard her speak so eloquently and painfully in support of what she believed in, watched as her strength was sapped by the devastating disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and was moved by her clear thought and her bravery as a person facing death. Here was a woman who acted on her beliefs with courage and tenacity and whose grace has enriched us all. [Click on title above for the article.]
In 26 lectures Yale Professor Kagan discusses the philosophical questions that arise when one contemplates the nature of death. A brilliant and engaging lecturer, Kagan has become a philosophical super star. The link takes you to Lecture 1 0 Course Introduction.