A “cruel choice” no more

Supreme Court strikes down prohibition on assisted suicide
The Ottawa Citizen, Ian McLeod and Jordan Press

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision Friday to strike down the ban on assisted suicide left some elated, some alarmed and federal politicians facing the sort of tough legal and moral issue they have ducked in the past. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled the nation’s contentious century-old law against assisted suicide was unconstitutional, and gave Parliament one year to craft a legislative response.