The Trudeau government is at the Supreme Court today asking for an extension on the deadline regarding assisted dying.
As it stands now, Canada’s Criminal Code provisions prohibiting doctor-assisted death will cease to exist next month after they were deemed unconstitutional by the court last winter. The federal government established a committee in December to look into doctor-assisted suicide and hopes to draft a new law for it by August.
The court rarely grants extensions but should this new government be given one? Does an extension just extend many people’s suffering?