Wrestling with Media’s Access in Assisted Death

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Media Mention

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Lawyers Weekly


How much public scrutiny is in order when a judge is deciding life and death? Over the past month, separate rulings on confidentiality motions, brought by two terminally ill people in Alberta and Ontario seeking court approval for a physician-assisted death, granted extensive privacy protections, including anonymity for the applicants, their families and their doctors.