Covid 19 has made the unthinkable happen. In a matter of a few weeks most countries have closed their borders to foreign nationals, frozen air travel, and locked down their economies.
April 16, 2020 - These are uncertain and unsettling times particularly for children and youth. The wings of the pandemic have spanned over the geography of 185 countries, sickened nearly two million people, and claimed the lives of well over a hundred thousand, and counting. It has shuttered the national economy. It has profoundly disturbed every aspect of normal living. All these over a short period of about four months.
In Alberta, the application for medically-assisted death (MAD) – as lodged by Hanne Schafer was granted in February 2016 by then Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice now Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin.