In a UNANIMOUS decision today, Canadians have the right to a doctor-assisted suicide, Supreme Court rules.
This case is emotional and polarizing. Both despair and joy greet this decision.
I am posting it as an example of the skills of Joe Arvay to win tough cases. In Civil Warrior, Peter Hogg, Canada’s leading constitutional law scholar, Peter Hogg coomented about Joe’s accomplishment on a case involving labour rights:
“I was astonished when that case came out. I doubt that anyone but Joe could have persuaded the court that they had been getting it consistently wrong for twenty years.”
This case is even more astonishing. On a far more challenging issue, Joe Arvay again convinced the Supreme Court to change their mind on a 20 year old decision. The fact the decision was unanimous is huge, especially seeing that some of the Supreme Court judges are Harper appointees.
That means we are in excellent hands with the Ginny and Gwen’s lawsuit.
In Tilting at Windmills article, Joe said:
“The government’s opposition to paying costs isn’t really about any floodgate concern. It’s just trying to do whatever they can to deter Charter litigation.”
That is exactly what the government is trying to do to us. They are fighting us with our own tax dollars and trying to deter us and stop us from succeeding. That is why it is so important to donate to our lawsuit. Don’t let them deter Ginny, Gwen and the rest of us. Donate now!