Monthly Archives: February 2015

Carter and the Politics of Certainty

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry problematizes the desire for “certainty” that has influenced, and no doubt will continue to influence, the debate on physician-assisted dying.

In a Nutshell: The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

Jocelyn Downie provides a brief summary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) to help explain why prohibiting physician-assisted death is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Closes Physician-Assisted Dying Debate

J.S. Russell and D.A. Browne discuss the Supreme Court of Canada’s historic decision to strike down the ban on physician-assisted dying.

Ontario Nurses Advocate Ban on Inbound Medical Tourism

G.K.D. Crozier contends that a regulated market in inbound medical tourism in Ontario could be preferable to either a blind-eye approach or a complete ban on the practice.

Is it time to legalize commercial surrogacy in Canada?

Karen Busby suggests that the safety, security and well-being of surrogate mothers, the children they bear and the intended parents may be better protected through regulatory regimes than criminal prohibitions.