L’aide médicale à mourir à la croisée des chemins : perspectives de droit comparé à la suite de l’arrêt Carter

  • Marie Annik Grégoire
Keywords: End-of-life wishes, End-of-life directives, Physician-Assisted Dying, Carter ruling, Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, Care, End-of-Life


The objective of this article is to present, in light of comparative law, various viewpoints that may be adopted in Canada in the wake of the unconstitutionality ruling in Carter v Canada (Attorney General) concerning physician-assisted dying. It presents the solutions adopted in several countries and American States, as well as the Act Respecting End-of-Life Care. It comments on the solutions that seem the most likely to provide optimal protection for those patients who express the wish to avail themselves of physician-assisted dying.


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