Quote:"I do not wish to have continued suffering and to die of this illness by choking," wrote Ms. S. in one of her two affidavits. "I feel that my time has come to go in peace."
The Alberta judge found Ms. S. had met the criteria as she is a competent adult with a "grievous and irremediable medical condition" that causes intolerable suffering that can't be alleviated and who clearly consents to the termination of life.
It is now a 'go' here in Canada (outside of Quebec). I will certainly be taking advantage of this service if I find myself drowning slowly of pneumonia or some other painful slow death.