Docket

35591

Lee Carter, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, et al.

(British Columbia) (Civil) (By Leave)

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2016-08-31 Appeal closed
2016-08-31 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, all parties, re: cover letter for certificate of taxation
2016-08-31 Certificate of taxation issued to, Mr. Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C.
2016-08-31 Decision on the bill of costs, (SEE FILE FOR REASONS ON TAXATION), in the amount of $77,321.49, Reg
2016-08-31 Submission of the bill of costs, Reg
2016-03-23 Order on motion to extend time, by the Registrar
2016-03-23 Decision on motion to extend time, Reg, UPON APPLICATION by the appellants for an order extending the time to serve and file their reply to the response to the bill of costs to March 17, 2016;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion is granted.
Granted
2016-03-23 Submission of motion to extend time, Reg
2016-03-21 Motion to extend time, (Letter Form), Motion to ext. time to serve and file the Reply to the Bill of Costs , Completed on: 2016-03-21 Lee Carter
2016-03-17 Reply to the bill of costs, Completed on: 2016-03-17 Lee Carter
2016-03-01 Correspondence received from, the appellants. They will file their reply to the response to taxation on March 18, 2016. Lee Carter
2016-02-26 Response to the bill of costs, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2016-02-26, (Printed version filed on 2016-02-26) Attorney General of Canada
2016-02-17 Bill of costs, (Book Form), Completed on: 2016-02-17, (Printed version filed on 2016-02-17) Lee Carter
2016-01-29 Transcript received, (78 pages)
2016-01-15 Order on miscellaneous motion, (by THE COURT)
2016-01-15 Decision on miscellaneous motion, (SEE FILE FOR REASONS)
Allowed in part, costs against the respondent
2016-01-11 Hearing of miscellaneous motion, 2016-01-11, Motion filed on December 17, 2015, by the Attorney General of Canada, for an order extending the suspension of the declaration of constitutional invalidity with respect to ss. 14 and 241(b) of the Criminal Code for a further six (6) months
Judgment rendered
2016-01-11 Submission of miscellaneous motion, 2016-01-11
Judgment rendered
2016-01-11 Intervener's condensed book, Submitted in Court (14 copies) Attorney General of Quebec
2016-01-11 Respondent's condensed book, Submitted in Court (14 copies) Attorney General of Canada
2016-01-11 Appellant's condensed book, Submitted in Court (14 copies) Lee Carter
2016-01-08 Notice of appearance, Jean Nelson will be present at the hearing. Canadian Medical Association
2016-01-08 Notice of appearance, Jonathan Sikkema will be present at the hearing. Christian Legal Fellowship
2016-01-07 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Completed on: 2016-01-07 Lee Carter
2016-01-07 Notice of appearance, Jean-Yves Bernard, Manon Des Ormeaux and Mario Normandin will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Quebec
2016-01-06 Notice of appearance, Robert Frater and Donnaree Nygard will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Canada
2016-01-05 Correspondence received from, 5 reserved seats requested Attorney General of Ontario
2016-01-05 Correspondence received from, 1 reserved seat requested Canadian Medical Association
2016-01-04 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Mr. David Baker, request to appear gowned at the hearing. Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2016-01-04 Notice of appearance, Malliha Wilson and S. Zachary Green will be appearing on behalf of the AG of Ontario. Ms Wilson will present the oral submissions. Attorney General of Ontario
2015-12-31 Notice of appearance, Joseph Arvay, Alison Latimer and Sheila Tucker will be present at the hearing. Lee Carter
2015-12-24 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-24 Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
2015-12-24 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, The Parties - LETTER ADVISING THE PARTIES OF TIME ALLOTMENT FOR ORAL ARGUMENT FOR HEARING SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD ON JANUARY 11, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
2015-12-23 Order on miscellaneous motion, (by THE CHIEF JUSTICE)
2015-12-23 Decision on miscellaneous motion, CJ, UPON APPLICATIONS by the Attorney General of Ontario, the Attorney General of Quebec, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Medical Association, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia, the Christian Legal Fellowship, and the Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society, for leave to present oral argument at the hearing of the motion filed by the Attorney General of Canada, scheduled for January 11, 2016;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT:
1. The Attorney General of Ontario is granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding ten (10) minutes at the hearing of the motion.
2. The Attorney General of Quebec is granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding fifteen (15) minutes at the hearing of the motion.
3. The other interveners are not permitted to present oral argument at the hearing of the motion.
Allowed in part
2015-12-23 Submission of miscellaneous motion, CJ
2015-12-22 Correspondence received from, Sylvie Labbé by email, re: judgment rendered by the Court of Appeal in the D'Amico matter Attorney General of Quebec
2015-12-22 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), to all seven motions, Completed on: 2015-12-22 Attorney General of Canada
2015-12-22 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), to all seven motions, Completed on: 2015-12-22, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-22) Lee Carter
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016, Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Electronic version filed on 2015-12-21) Alliance Of People With Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016, Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-22) Attorney General of Quebec
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016, Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Electronic version filed on 2015-12-21) Attorney General of Ontario
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016, Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-21) Christian Legal Fellowship
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016 (original affidavit filed on December 23, 2015), Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-21) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016, Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-21) Canadian Medical Association
2015-12-21 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), for leave to present oral argument at the oral hearing of the motion scheduled on January 11, 2016, Completed on: 2015-12-21, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-21) Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2015-12-17 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2016-01-11, (ORAL HEARING ON THE MOTION FILED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA)
2015-12-17 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (THE COURT)
2015-12-17 Order on miscellaneous motion, (THE COURT)
2015-12-17 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, (The Court) See decision dated December 17, 2015
Dismissed
2015-12-17 Decision on miscellaneous motion, (The Court), UPON APPLICATION by the Attorney General of Canada, under Rule 76 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, for an order extending the suspension of the declaration of constitutional invalidity with respect to ss. 14 and 241(b) of the Criminal Code for a further six (6) months;
AND UPON APPLICATION by Dr. Paul J. Saba for leave to intervene in the motion filed by the Attorney General of Canada;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. The time set out in Rule 76(1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada is extended pursuant to Rule 6(1) of the Rules.
2. An oral hearing on the motion filed by the Attorney General of Canada will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
3. The Attorney General of Canada and the appellants are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding thirty (30) minutes at the hearing of the motion.
4. Any other party wishing to present oral argument at the hearing of the motion shall serve and file a motion to a judge on or before December 21, 2015. The Attorney General of Canada and the appellants shall serve and file their responses, if any, on or before December 22, 2015. There shall be no right of reply.
5. The motion for leave to intervene filed by Dr. Paul J. Saba is dismissed.
Oral hearing ordered
2015-12-17 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, (The Court)
2015-12-17 Submission of miscellaneous motion, 2016-01-11, (The Court)
Judgment reserved
2015-12-14 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2015-12-14, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-14) Paul J. Saba
2015-12-11 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-11, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-11) Attorney General of Quebec
2015-12-11 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-11, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-11) Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité
2015-12-11 Reply to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), English and French versions filed, Completed on: 2015-12-11, (Printed version due on 2015-12-18) Attorney General of Canada
2015-12-10 Correspondence received from, Albertos Polizogopoulos by email, re: no intention to respond Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2015-12-10 Correspondence received from, André Schutten by email, re: does not intend to file submissions Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2015-12-10 Correspondence received from, Karen Collins by email, re: does not intend to file submissions in response to Canada's motion Canadian Medical Association
2015-12-10 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-10 Lee Carter
2015-12-10 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Completed on: 2015-12-10, (Electronic version filed on 2015-12-11) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2015-12-10 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-10, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-10) Dying with Dignity
2015-12-10 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Completed on: 2015-12-10, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-10) Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2015-12-10 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Completed on: 2015-12-10, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-10) Attorney General of Ontario
2015-12-10 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-10, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-10) Attorney General of British Columbia
2015-12-09 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-09, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-09) Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2015-12-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), on the motion to extend by the Attorney General of Canada and the request for exemption of the Attorney General of Quebec, Completed on: 2015-12-09, (Electronic version filed on 2015-12-09) Paul J. Saba
2015-12-09 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Completed on: 2015-12-09, (Electronic version filed on 2015-12-09) Lee Carter
2015-12-08 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2015-12-08, (Printed version filed on 2015-12-08) Canadian Unitarian Council
2015-12-08 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Completed on: 2015-12-08, (Electronic version filed on 2015-12-08) Attorney General of Quebec
2015-12-04 Correspondence received from, Robert Frater, Q.C. by email, re: response to letter from Mr. Arvay dated December 4, 2015 Attorney General of Canada
2015-12-04 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, all parties by fax, re: responses to be served and filed 7 days after service of the motion and any reply within 2 days after service of the responses
2015-12-04 Correspondence received from, Joseph Arvay, Q.C. by email, re: opposes the Attorney General of Canada's request to abridge the deadline to file responses to the motion Lee Carter
2015-12-04 Correspondence received from, Pierre Landry by email, re: will ask that Quebec be removed from the suspension solely on the question of medical assistance to die Attorney General of Quebec
2015-12-03 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), Respondent, Attorney General of Canada requesting an order to extend the suspension of the declaration of the constitutional invalidity with respect to ss.14 and 241(b) of the Criminal Code for a further 6 months., Completed on: 2015-12-03, (Printed version due on 2015-12-10) Attorney General of Canada
2015-03-10 Appeal closed
2015-02-09 Formal judgment sent to the registrar of the court of appeal and all parties
2015-02-09 Judgment on appeal and notice of deposit of judgment sent to all parties
2015-02-06 Judgment on the appeal rendered, CJ LeB Abe Ro Cro Mo Ka Wa Ga, The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (Vancouver), Numbers CA040079 and CA040454, 2013 BCCA 435, dated October 10, 2013, heard on October 15, 2014, is allowed.

Section 241(b) and s. 14 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, unjustifiably infringe s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and are of no force or effect to the extent that they prohibit physician-assisted death for a competent adult person who (1) clearly consents to the termination of life and (2) has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.

The declaration of invalidity is suspended for 12 months.

Special costs on a full indemnity basis are awarded against the Attorney General of Canada throughout. The Attorney General of British Columbia will bear responsibility for 10 percent of the costs at trial on a full indemnity basis and will pay the costs associated with its presence at the appellate levels on a party and party basis.
Allowed
2015-02-03 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Jean-Yves Bernard will participate and request a conference room Attorney General of Quebec
2015-02-03 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Will participate in the lock-up and request for meeting room Lee Carter
2015-02-02 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Jessica Prince and Jean Nelson will attend the lock-up Canadian Medical Association
2015-01-29 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Intervener - Catholic Civil Rights League, et al. - Ms. Robyn Ryan Bell will be agent for this party Catholic Civil Rights League
2015-01-20 Correspondence received from, Jeff Beedell by email, re: ommission in the Notice of Appeal was an oversight Lee Carter
2015-01-19 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, all appellants and respondents by fax, re: ommission in the Notice of Appeal
2015-01-12 Media lock-up request accepted
2015-01-12 Media lock-up consent form received from Attorney General of British Columbia
2015-01-09 Media lock-up consent form received from Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
2015-01-08 Correspondence received from, Brigitte Raymond dated 2015-01-08. Re: Leah Greathead replaces Bryant Mackey as counsel Attorney General of British Columbia
2015-01-08 Media lock-up consent form received from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2015-01-07 Media lock-up consent form received from Attorney General of Canada
2015-01-05 Media lock-up consent form received from Lee Carter
2014-12-30 Media lock-up consent form received from Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2014-12-24 Media lock-up consent form received from Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-12-22 Media lock-up consent form received from Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-12-16 Media lock-up letter, consent form and undertaking sample sent to all parties
2014-12-01 Media lock-up requested or proposed
2014-10-29 Transcript received, 216 pages
2014-10-15 Judgment reserved OR rendered with reasons to follow
2014-10-15 Hearing of the appeal, 2014-10-15, CJ LeB Abe Ro Cro Mo Ka Wa Ga
Judgment reserved
2014-10-15 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-10-15 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2014-10-15 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Canadian Unitarian Council
2014-10-15 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-10-15 Intervener's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2014-10-15 Respondent's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-10-15 Respondent's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court Attorney General of Canada
2014-10-15 Appellant's condensed book, (Book Form), Filed in Court (2 volumes) Lee Carter
2014-10-14 Notice of appearance, Ms. Edwardh and Mr. Sheppard will no longer be appearing at the hearing. Criminal Lawyers' Association (Ontario)
2014-10-10 Notice of appearance, Jason B. Gratl will be present for the hearing. Farewell Foundation For The Right To Die
2014-10-07 Notice of appearance, Revised, Duncan A.W. Ault will also be at the hearing. Alliance Of People With Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
2014-10-07 Appeal perfected for hearing
2014-10-06 Notice of appearance, Robert W. Staley, Ranjan K. Argwal, Jack R. Maslen and Philip H. Horgan will be present at the hearing. Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-10-06 Notice of appearance, Vincent Rochette will also appear with Pierre Bienvenu and ANdres Garin at the hearing. Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-10-03 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Revised Book of Authorities - Gross v. Switzerland, Application No. 67810/10 of The European Court of Human Rights has been added., Completed on: 2014-10-03, (Printed version filed on 2014-10-07) Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-10-02 Notice of appearance, No one will be appearing for this intervener. Dying with Dignity
2014-10-02 Notice of appearance, No one will be appearing for this intervener. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
2014-10-02 Notice of appearance, David Baker and Emily Shepard will be present at the hearing. Mr. Baker will make oral arguments.
5 reserved seats requested
Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2014-10-02 Notice of appearance, Gerald D. Chipeur, Q.C. will be present at the hearing. Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-10-02 Correspondence received from, Geoffrey Cowper will no longer be present at the hearing. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-10-01 Notice of appearance, Robert J. Frater and Donnaree Nygard will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Canada
2014-10-01 Notice of appearance, Mr. Bryant Mackey will be appearing on behalf of the Respondent, AG of BC. Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-10-01 Order by, LeB, UPON REQUEST by the appellants and respondents to present oral argument not exceeding ninety (90) minutes each at the hearing of the appeal;
FURTHER TO THE ORDER dated July 4th, 2014, granting leave to intervene to the Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society, the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Unitarian Council, the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Faith and Freedom Alliance and the Protection of Conscience Project, the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, the Collectif des médecins contre l’euthanasie, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario), Dying with Dignity, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Farewell Foundation for the Right to Die and the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia;
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT:
1. The appellants are permitted to present oral argument not exceeding ninety (90) minutes and to present a reply of five minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
2. The respondent, the Attorney General of Canada, is permitted to present oral argument not exceeding eighty (80) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
3. The respondent, the Attorney General of British Columbia, is permitted to present oral argument not exceeding ten (10) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
4. The Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Unitarian Council, the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Faith and Freedom Alliance and the Protection of Conscience Project, the Collectif des médecins contre l’euthanasie, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Farewell Foundation for the Right to Die and the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding ten (10) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
5. The factums of the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario), Dying with Dignity and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia will be considered without the need for oral argument.
Granted
2014-09-30 Notice of appearance, Cynthia Petersen and Kelly Doctor will be present at the hearing. Dying with Dignity
2014-09-30 Notice of appearance, Hugh Scher and Geoffrey Cowper will be at the hearing.
2 reserved seats requested
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-09-29 Notice of appearance, Gordon Capern, Michael Fenrick, Richard Elliott and Ryan Peck will be at the hearing. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
2014-09-26 Notice of appearance, Pierre Bienvenu and Andres Garin will be present at the hearing. Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-09-26 Correspondence received from, Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia, 5 reserved seats requested Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-09-24 Correspondence received from, Attorney General of Canada, 3 reserved seats requested Attorney General of Canada
2014-09-22 Notice of appearance, Tim Dickson and Ryan J. M. Androsoff will be present at the hearing.
4 reserved seats requested.
Canadian Unitarian Council
2014-09-22 Notice of appearance, Angus M. Gunn, Q.C. will be present at the hearing.
2 reserved seats requested.
Alliance Of People With Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
2014-09-22 Notice of appearance, Christopher D. Bredt and Margot Finley will be appearing at the hearing.
1 reserved seat requested.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2014-09-18 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), As per the Order of Justice Rothstein dated September 4, 2014., Completed on: 2014-09-18, (Electronic version filed on 2014-09-18) Lee Carter
2014-09-17 Notice of appearance, André Schutten will be present at the hearing.
2 reserved seats requested.
Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2014-09-16 Correspondence received from, Robert Frater dated 2014-09-16. Re: Replace pages 57, 58 & 59 of the Respondent's factum (Sent to the Court on 2014-09-16) Attorney General of Canada
2014-09-15 Notice of appearance, Geoffrey Trotter will attend the hearing.
3 reserved seats requested
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2014-09-15 Notice of appearance, Richard Léger and Albertos Polizogopoulos will be present at the hearing and Mr. Polizogopoulos will make oral arguments (if granted). Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
2014-09-15 Notice of appearance, Russell Gibson and Albertos Polizogopoulos will be present at the hearing and Mr. Polizogopoulos will make oral arguments (if granted).
2 seats requested
Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
2014-09-12 Supplemental document, Completed on: 2014-09-12 Attorney General of Canada
2014-09-12 Reply factum on appeal, As per the Order of Justice LeBel dated July 4, 2014., Completed on: 2014-09-12 Attorney General of Canada
2014-09-12 Supplemental document, Authorities, Completed on: 2014-09-12 Lee Carter
2014-09-12 Reply factum on appeal, As per the Order of Justice LeBel dated July 4, 2014., Completed on: 2014-09-12 Lee Carter
2014-09-11 Notice of appearance, Zachary Green will be present at the hearing Attorney General of Ontario
2014-09-11 Correspondence received from, 3 reserved seats requested Attorney General of Ontario
2014-09-09 Notice of appearance, Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C., Sheila M. Tucker and Alison M. Latimer will be present at the hearing, and Mr. Arvay & Ms. Tucker will be making oral arguments.

A total of 8 reserved seats requested
Lee Carter
2014-09-09 Notice of appearance, Harry Underwood, Jessica Prince and Jean Nelson will be present at the hearing, and Mr. Underwood will be making oral arguments. 2 reserved seats requested. Canadian Medical Association
2014-09-08 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form), (Electronic version filed on 2014-09-08) Lee Carter
2014-09-08 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Supplemental Record as per order of Justice Rothstein dated September 4, 2014, Completed on: 2014-09-08, (Electronic version filed on 2014-09-08) Lee Carter
2014-09-08 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), the appellants requesting additional time to present oral arguments for both the appellants and the respondents. Lee Carter
2014-09-05 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2014-09-05 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2014-10-15, Early start 9 a.m. (previously tentatively scheduled on October 14, 2014)
Judgment reserved
2014-09-04 Order on motion to strike out, (by ROTHSTEIN J.)
2014-09-04 Decision on motion to strike out, Ro, UPON APPLICATION by the appellants for an order striking the factum of the Attorney General of Ontario in its entirety;
THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
WITHOUT DECIDING the scope of interventions permitted under Rule 61 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada;
AND there appearing to be a sufficient nexus between the written submissions of the Attorney General of Ontario and the constitutional issues raised in this appeal;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion is dismissed.
Dismissed
2014-09-04 Submission of motion to strike out, Ro
2014-09-04 Order on miscellaneous motion, (by ROTHSTEIN J.)
2014-09-04 Decision on miscellaneous motion, Ro, UPON APPLICATION by the appellants for an order to adduce new evidence by way of a rebuttal affidavit to respond to the recently admitted evidence of Professor Etienne Montero, namely the affidavit of Jacqueline Herremans, sworn on July 30, 2014;
AND UPON APPLICATION for an extension of time to serve and file a reply factum pursuant to Rule 29 (4) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada or, in the alternative, for leave to file a reply factum;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
AND THE Attorney General of Canada not opposing the motion to adduce new evidence;
AND THE Attorney General of British Columbia not responding to the motions;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motions are granted without costs.
The appellants are permitted to serve and file a supplementary record containing the affidavit of Jacqueline Herremans, sworn on July 30, 2014.
The appellants are also permitted to serve and file a reply factum not exceeding 5 pages on or before September 18, 2014.
Granted, without costs
2014-09-04 Submission of miscellaneous motion, Ro
2014-09-03 Correspondence received from, Jeff Beedell, by email Re: request for reserved seats Lee Carter
2014-09-02 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-09-02, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Some service missing, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian Medical Association
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-09-17, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian Medical Association
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-09-02, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-09-11, (Printed version filed on 2014-09-03) Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), 23 copies rec'd on September 3, 2014 - One copy missing (rec'd September 5, 2014) (service to come, rec'd September 8, 2014), Completed on: 2014-09-11, (Printed version filed on 2014-09-03) Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian Unitarian Council
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Canadian Unitarian Council
2014-08-29 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Alliance Of People With Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
2014-08-29 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2014-08-29, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-29) Alliance Of People With Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
2014-08-28 Reply to motion to strike out, Completed on: 2014-08-28 Lee Carter
2014-08-28 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Farewell Foundation For The Right To Die
2014-08-28 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Farewell Foundation For The Right To Die
2014-08-28 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-28) Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2014-08-28 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-28, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-27) Dying with Dignity
2014-08-27 Notice of appearance, Me Jean-Yves Bernard and Me Sylvain Leboeuf will be present Attorney General of Quebec
2014-08-27 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-27, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-27) Dying with Dignity
2014-08-27 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-27, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-27) Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-08-27 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-27, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-27) Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-08-26 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-08-27, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-26) Criminal Lawyers' Association (Ontario)
2014-08-26 Intervener's factum, service and one copy missing (rec'd August 27, 2014), Completed on: 2014-08-27, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-26) Criminal Lawyers' Association (Ontario)
2014-08-25 Other book of authorities, (Book Form), from the intervener, Attorney General of Ontario to the motion to strike., Completed on: 2014-08-25, (Electronic version due on 2014-09-02) Attorney General of Ontario
2014-08-25 Response to motion to strike out, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-25, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-25) Attorney General of Ontario
2014-08-20 Correspondence received from, Mr. Jack Maslen, email dated August 20, 2014, re.: inquiry about filing the electronic version and the print copies. Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-08-15 Motion to strike out, (Letter Form), The AG of Ontario's Factum, Completed on: 2014-08-15, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-15) Lee Carter
2014-08-11 Reply to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Appellants, re.: response to AG of Canada's letter dated Aug.8/2014, Completed on: 2014-08-11 Lee Carter
2014-08-11 Notice of withdrawal, (Letter Form), Intervener, Attorney General of BC withdraws its Notice of Intervention Respecting Constitutional Questions filed on March 18, 2014. Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-08-08 Response to miscellaneous motion, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-08-11, (Electronic version filed on 2014-08-08) Attorney General of Canada
2014-08-08 Correspondence received from, Appellants, Carter, et al. in reply to the Intervener's AG of Ontario letter dated August 7, 2014 Lee Carter
2014-08-07 Correspondence received from, Intervener, Attorney General of Ontario in response to the appelant's letter dated August 6, 2014 Attorney General of Ontario
2014-08-06 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Appellants, re.: email dated August 6, 2014, object to the factum filed by the Attorney General of Ontario Lee Carter
2014-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-05 Attorney General of Ontario
2014-08-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-05 Attorney General of Ontario
2014-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-05 Attorney General of Quebec
2014-08-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-08-05 Attorney General of Quebec
2014-08-01 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), To file a rebuttal affidavit and for an extension of time to file a r. 29(4) reply factum or, in the alternative, leave to file a reply factum, Completed on: 2014-08-01 Lee Carter
2014-07-14 Correspondence received from, Jean M. Walters re: Change of Counsel Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-07-08 Respondent's book of authorities, (2 volumes), Completed on: 2014-07-08 Attorney General of Canada
2014-07-08 Respondent's factum, Pages 57, 58 & 59 were replaced on 2014-09-16., Completed on: 2014-07-08 Attorney General of Canada
2014-07-08 Respondent's book of authorities, Completed on: 2014-07-08 Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-07-08 Respondent's factum, Completed on: 2014-07-08 Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-07-08 Certificate (if inappropriate for a judge to take part in adjudication), (Letter Form) Attorney General of Canada
2014-07-04 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), counsel providing their correct fax number. Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2014-07-04 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (by LEBEL J.)
2014-07-04 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, LeB, UPON APPLICATIONS by the Advocates’ Society, the Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society, the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Unitarian Council, the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Faith and Freedom Alliance and the Protection of Conscience Project, the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, the Collectif des médecins contre l’euthanasie, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario), the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, Dying with Dignity, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Farewell Foundation for the Right to Die and the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia for leave to intervene in the above appeal;
AND UPON APPLICATIONS by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia for an extension of time to file a motion for leave to intervene;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motions for extension of time to file a motion for leave to intervene of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia are granted.
The motions for leave to intervene of the Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society, the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Unitarian Council, the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Faith and Freedom Alliance and the Protection of Conscience Project, the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, the Collectif des médecins contre l’euthanasie, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario), Dying with Dignity, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Farewell Foundation for the Right to Die and the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia are granted and the said interveners or groups of interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a factum not to exceed 10 pages in length in these appeals on or before August 29, 2014.
The motions for leave to intervene of the Advocates’ Society and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights are dismissed.
Interveners shall consult to avoid repetition in their written arguments.
The requests to present oral argument are deferred to a date following receipt and consideration of the written arguments of the parties and the interveners.
The interveners are not entitled to raise new issues or to adduce further evidence or otherwise to supplement the record of the parties.
Pursuant to Rule 59(1)(a) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the interveners shall pay to the appellants and respondents any additional disbursements occasioned to the appellants and respondents by their interventions.
The appellants and respondents are each permitted to serve and file a single factum not exceeding 10 pages in reply to these interventions on or before September 12, 2014.
Allowed in part
2014-07-04 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, LeB
2014-06-27 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Jason Gratl re: change of address Farewell Foundation For The Right To Die
2014-06-27 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-27, (Printed version filed on 2014-06-30) Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-06-26 Correspondence received, from Gerald Chipeur, re: Siksika Health Services wishes to intervene in this appeal
2014-06-26 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, to Appellants response, Completed on: 2014-06-26 Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-06-25 Correspondence received, Siksika Health Services, re.: will be filing a motion to intervene (late)
2014-06-25 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, to Appellants response, Completed on: 2014-06-25 Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
2014-06-25 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), to appellants' objection, Completed on: 2014-06-25, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-25) Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
2014-06-25 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-25, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-25) Canadian Medical Association
2014-06-25 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-25, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-25) Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2014-06-25 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-25, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-25) Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2014-06-23 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-23, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-23) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-06-20 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, To all motions to intervene and motion for extension of time from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Completed on: 2014-06-20 Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-06-20 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Response to all motions to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-20, (Printed version filed on 2014-06-20) Lee Carter
2014-06-19 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Response to all motions to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-19, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-19) Attorney General of Canada
2014-06-18 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Affidavit of Professor Etienne Montero further to order of ROTHSTEIN J. Document titled "Respondent's Record"., Completed on: 2014-07-07, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-18) Attorney General of Canada
2014-06-13 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), on motion for intervention., Completed on: 2014-06-13, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-13) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-06-13 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form), (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-13) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-06-13 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-13) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-06-13 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), motion for extention of time included., Completed on: 2014-06-13, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-13) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2014-06-11 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-12, (Printed version filed on 2014-06-10) Canadian Unitarian Council
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-12, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-10) Alliance Of People With Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-10 Catholic Civil Rights League
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Additional 3 copies provided , Completed on: 2014-06-12, (Printed version filed on 2014-06-10) Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-11, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-10) Farewell Foundation For The Right To Die
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-10 Criminal Lawyers' Association (Ontario)
2014-06-10 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-10 Canadian Medical Association
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-10, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-09, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Proof of service missing. Received., Completed on: 2014-06-10, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) Dying with Dignity
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-09, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) David Asper Centre For Constitutional Rights
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-11, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-11, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-09 Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2014-06-09 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2014-06-09 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Advocates' Society, Completed on: 2014-06-09, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-09) Lee Carter
2014-06-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-06-09 Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
2014-06-05 Motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-10, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-05) Advocates' Society
2014-05-16 Order on motion to adduce new evidence, (by ROTHSTEIN J.)
2014-05-16 Decision on motion to adduce new evidence, Ro, UPON APPLICATION by the respondent, the Attorney General of Canada, for an order to adduce new evidence, namely an affidavit of Professor Etienne Montero, sworn on April 14, 2014;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
AND WHEREAS the proposed evidence of the Attorney General of Canada meets the admissibility test in Palmer v. The Queen, [1980] 1 S.C.R. 759;
AND WHEREAS the decision to admit the proposed evidence is made without prejudice to the right of the appellants to file a motion for cross-examination or a motion to file rebuttal evidence;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion is granted.
Granted
2014-05-16 Submission of motion to adduce new evidence, Ro
2014-05-13 Appellant's book of authorities, (Book Form), 3 volumes, Completed on: 2014-05-14 Lee Carter
2014-05-13 Appellant's factum, (Book Form), Joint, Completed on: 2014-05-13 Lee Carter
2014-05-13 Appellant's record, (Book Form), Joint (52 volumes), Completed on: 2014-05-13, (Printed version filed on 2014-05-12) Lee Carter
2014-05-12 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record) Lee Carter
2014-05-09 Reply to motion to adduce new evidence, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-05-12, (Electronic version filed on 2014-05-09) Attorney General of Canada
2014-05-06 Response to the motion to adduce new evidence, Completed on: 2014-05-05, (Printed version filed on 2014-05-06) Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-05-05 Supplemental document, (Book Form), Authorities in support of response to motion to adduce new evidence, Completed on: 2014-05-06, (Printed version filed on 2014-05-06) Lee Carter
2014-05-05 Response to the motion to adduce new evidence, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-05-06, (Printed version filed on 2014-05-06) Lee Carter
2014-04-25 Order on miscellaneous motion, (by LEBEL J.)
2014-04-25 Decision on miscellaneous motion, LeB, UPON APPLICATION by the appellants for orders granting the parties permission to file lengthy factums and to dispense with the printing of documents forming part of the record;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. The appellants and respondents are excused from serving a printed version of the record on all other parties and interveners. They shall serve one electronic version of the record on all other parties and interveners.
2. The appellants shall file one copy of the electronic version and two copies of the printed version of the full record (Parts I to IV). The appellants are excused from filing the remaining copies of the printed version of the record. Parts III and IV of the record may contain all documents filed in the court below.
3. The respondents shall file one copy of the electronic version and two copies of the printed version of the full record (Parts I to IV), if not joint with the appellants’ record. The respondents are excused from filing the remaining copies of the printed version of the record. Parts III and IV of the record may contain all documents filed in the court below.
4. The page numbers in Parts I and II of either the appellants’ or respondents’ record may be preceded by the letters “A.R.” to distinguish them from the numbers in Parts III to IV, which may retain their numbering and format from the court below.
5. Unless otherwise ordered herein, all other service and filing requirements set out in the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada continue to apply to these proceedings.
6. The motion to file lengthy factums is granted. The appellants and respondents shall serve and file factums not exceeding 60 pages (Parts I to V).
Granted
2014-04-25 Submission of miscellaneous motion, LeB
2014-04-24 Other book of authorities, (Book Form), (on motion for new evidence), Completed on: 2014-04-24 Attorney General of Canada
2014-04-24 Motion to adduce new evidence, Completed on: 2014-04-24, (Electronic version filed on 2014-04-28) Attorney General of Canada
2014-04-07 Notice of miscellaneous motion, Lengthy factum and to dispense from filing bookform copies of the record part III and IV, Completed on: 2014-04-07, (Printed version filed on 2014-04-07) Lee Carter
2014-03-28 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Leah Greathead dated 2014-03-28 re: response to motion of Christian Legal Fellowship, Completed on: 2014-03-28, (Printed version filed on 2014-03-28) Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-03-27 Correspondence received from, Rob Frater by e-mail, re: will wait for all motions for leave to intervene to be filed and will then file a joint response to all motions (mid-June) Attorney General of Canada
2014-03-24 Correspondence received from, Jeff Beedell by e-mail, re: will wait for all motions for leave to intervene to be filed and will then file a joint response to all motions (mid-June) Lee Carter
2014-03-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2014-03-20, (Electronic version filed on 2014-03-20) Christian Legal Fellowship
2014-03-19 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of Quebec
2014-03-18 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-03-18 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of Ontario
2014-02-27 Correspondence received from, Notice of change of law firm, from McMillan to Gowlings Lee Carter
2014-02-19 Notice of constitutional question(s), (Letter Form), Served on February 19, 2014, (Electronic version filed on 2014-02-19) Lee Carter
2014-02-18 Order on motion to state a constitutional question, (by THE CHIEF JUSTICE)
2014-02-18 Decision on the motion to state a constitutional question, CJ, UPON APPLICATION by the appellants for an order stating constitutional questions in the above appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS BE STATED AS FOLLOWS:
1. Are ss. 14, 21, 22, 222 and 241 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, constitutionally inapplicable to physician-assisted death by reason of the doctrine of interjurisdictional immunity?
2. Do ss. 14, 21, 22, 222 and 241 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, infringe s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
3. If so, is the infringement a reasonable limit prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society under s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
4. Do ss. 14, 21, 22, 222 and 241 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, infringe s. 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
5. If so, is the infringement a reasonable limit prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society under s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
Any attorney general who intervenes pursuant to par. 61(4) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada shall pay the appellants and respondents the costs of any additional disbursements they incur as a result of the intervention.
Granted
2014-02-18 Submission of motion to state a constitutional question, CJ
2014-02-14 Notice of appeal, Completed on: 2014-02-14 Lee Carter
2014-02-13 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Robert Frater, fax dated 02-13-2014, re.: Mr. Frater will be both counsel of record and the Ottawa agent for the Respondent AG of Canada. Attorney General of Canada
2014-01-28 Correspondence received from, Joseph Arvay dated 2014-01-27. Re: Change of Law firm for the appellants counsel Lee Carter
2014-01-27 Reply to the motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2014-01-27 Lee Carter
2014-01-27 Response to the motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2014-01-27 Attorney General of British Columbia
2014-01-27 Response to the motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2014-01-27 Attorney General of Canada
2014-01-22 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted)
2014-01-17 Motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2014-01-17, (Printed version filed on 2014-01-20) Lee Carter
2014-01-17 Copy of formal judgment sent to Registrar of the Court of Appeal and all parties
2014-01-17 Judgment on leave sent to the parties
2014-01-16 Correspondence received, from Geoffrey Trotter Law Corporation advising the Court that their law firm will represent the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
2014-01-16 Decision on the application for leave to appeal, Abe Ro Mo, The joint motions for leave to intervene of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living as well as the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – British Columbia are dismissed, without prejudice to their respective right to apply for leave to intervene in the appeal. The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (Vancouver), Numbers CA040079 and CA040454, 2013 BCCA 435, dated October 10, 2013, is granted with costs to be determined at the appeal. The applicants’ motion to expedite the appeal is dismissed.
Granted, with costs
2014-01-16 Decision on motion for leave to intervene, Abe Ro Mo
Dismissed
2013-12-12 Correspondence received from, Joseph J Arvay, Q.C. dated 2013-12-12 re: replies of the proposed interverners Lee Carter
2013-12-12 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene., (Book Form), Completed on: 2013-12-12 Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2013-12-11 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene., Completed on: 2013-12-31 Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2013-12-11 Book of authorities, (Book Form), in support of the Reply to leave to intervene Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2013-12-09 All materials on application for leave submitted to the Judges, Abe Ro Mo
2013-12-09 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Abe Ro Mo
2013-12-04 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (joint response), Completed on: 2013-12-04 Lee Carter
2013-11-28 Applicant's reply to respondent's argument, (Book Form), Completed on: 2013-11-28 Lee Carter
2013-11-25 Respondent's response on the application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2013-11-25 Attorney General of Canada
2013-11-25 Correspondence received from, Mr. Scher re: Yael Wexler named as agent Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2013-11-25 Book of authorities, (Book Form), in support of Motion to intervene (Vol.1 and 2) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2013-11-25 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Vol. 1 to 4 + 1 factum on motion, Completed on: 2013-11-27 Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - British Columbia
2013-11-25 Book of authorities, (Book Form), In support of the AGC's response Attorney General of Canada
2013-11-22 Respondent's response on the application for leave to appeal, (Letter Form), Will not be participating, Completed on: 2013-11-22 Attorney General of British Columbia
2013-11-22 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2013-11-22 Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Association for Community Living
2013-11-06 Discontinuance of the miscellaneous motion, since only one Court of appeal was issued, the motion is now moot Lee Carter
2013-11-06 Correspondence received from, Jeff Beedell re: Formal order of the CA Lee Carter
2013-11-01 Order on motion to directions, (by ABELLA J.)
2013-11-01 Decision on motion for directions, Abe, UPON APPLICATION by the applicants for an order setting abridged time periods for steps on the application for leave to appeal, expediting the application for leave to appeal and setting abridged time periods for steps on the appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion to expedite the application for leave to appeal is dismissed. The application for leave to appeal shall be served and filed in accordance with the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada. The question of whether the appeal should be expedited, if leave is granted, is deferred to the panel deciding the application for leave to appeal. No order as to costs
Dismissed, no order as to costs
2013-11-01 Submission of motion for directions, Abe
2013-10-31 Reply to motion for directions, (Book Form), Completed on: 2013-10-31 Lee Carter
2013-10-30 Response to motion for directions, (Book Form), by the AGC re: oppose, Completed on: 2013-10-30 Attorney General of Canada
2013-10-29 Correspondence received from, Jeff Beedell by email re: Formal Order Form, CA Order to be rec'd by 2013-11-15 Lee Carter
2013-10-28 Letter acknowledging receipt of an incomplete application for leave to appeal and without formal Court of Appeal order
2013-10-25 Motion for directions, (Book Form), (for directions and to expedited the process), Completed on: 2013-10-25 Lee Carter
2013-10-25 Notice of miscellaneous motion, (Book Form), (to joint) included in application for leave to appeal, Completed on: 2013-10-25 Lee Carter
2013-10-25 Application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Vol. 1 to 3 - Motion to joint file CA040079 and CA040454 included in Notice of Application - Formal CA Order rec'd 2013/11/06, Completed on: 2013-11-06 Lee Carter