Court declared ss. 241(b) and 14 of Criminal Code of no force and effect to extent that they prohibited physician-assisted death in certain circumstances. Court granted 12-month suspension of declaration of invalidity. Attorney-General of Canada applied for six-month extension of declaration of invalidity. Extension granted for four months. Interruption of legislative work due to federal election justified extension. Exemptions to extension granted to Quebec at its request and individuals who apply to superior court for relief.
Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) (Jan. 15, 2016, S.C.C., Abella J., Karakatsanis J., Wagner J., Gascon J., Côté J., McLachlin C.J., Cromwell J., Moldaver J., and Brown J., 35591) 128 W.C.B. (2d) 130.