Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Nova Scotia woman will return to court on September 24 to prevent the euthanasia death of her husband.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Nova Scotia Justice Van den Eynden heard the request for an injunction to prevent the euthanasia (MAiD) death of a Nova Scotia man today.

Van den Eynden set September 24 as the date for an appeal hearing on an injunction but the judge has not yet decided if the temporary injunction to prevent the assisted death will continue.

The Canadian Press reported that:

Justice Elizabeth Van den Eynden reserved her decision on the request to issue an injunction against a lower court ruling that allowed the 83-year-old man's medically assisted death to proceed.
The lawyers for the 82-year-old woman argued that the stay of the lower court decision is needed because they didn't get a chance to cross examine medical experts. 
The lawyers contend those experts offered conflicting opinions regarding whether the man should have been granted permission to die under the federal law. 
According to court documents, the man says he is near the end of his life due to advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but his wife maintains his wish to die is based on anxiety and delusions.
In an interview with CTV News Avis Favario, Scher suggested that this case may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
"What I think this court case speaks to fundamentally is the need to have a dispute resolution process through the courts in those rare cases where there is a fundamental disagreement or conflict between multiple experts that needs to be resolved, because they're coming to completely alternate positions about the question of whether the person meets the criteria or not,"

EPC agreed to pay for the legal bills, but in turn, we need your financial support.

Donate to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (Link) by:

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  • Donate by credit card by calling the EPC office at: 1-877-439-3348, or 
  • Send a cheque to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Box 25033, London ON., N6C 6A8.
Katherine could not have carried out the legal proceedings or filed an appeal without the financial support of the EPC. She stated that she loved her husband and that she wanted to launch a legal action to prevent her husband's wrongful death. Thank you for helping us stop a wrongful death.

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