Articles for August, 2017

Truchon Case Summary

This case began when two people from Montreal filed a civil suit against the federal and Quebec governments challenging the “reasonably foreseeable,” requirement of the federal statute, and the “end of life” eligibility criterion in the Québec statute. Jean Truchon is a man in his forties living with cerebral palsy. After completing a bachelor’s degree […]

Lamb Case Summary

Julia Lamb is a young woman with spinal muscular atrophy living in British Columbia. Although her condition is progressive, it is not terminal. Ms. Lamb is currently able to work part time and live independently with attendant services. However, she fears that a sudden decline in her condition – especially one that impairs her ability […]