5. Laws in Canada - Euthanasia Under section 241 of the Criminal Code , it is an offence to counsel or to aid suicide, although suicide itself is no longer an offence: 241. Every one who a. counsels a person to commit suicide, or b. aids or abets a person to commit suicide, whether suicide ensues or not, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years. Section 14. No person is entitled to consent to have death inflicted on him, and such consent does not affect the criminal responsibility of any person by whom death may be inflicted on the person by whom consent is given.
9. The Sue Rodriguez Case – The Ruling Majority decision by: Sopinka J. Joined by: La Forest, Gonthier, Iacobucci and Major JJ. Dissenting opinion by: McLachlin J. Joined by: L'Heureux-Dubé J. Dissenting opinion by: Lamer C.J. Dissenting opinion by: Cory J.
Voluntary - with the competent consent of the person who will die from the action. Nonvoluntary - the person's competent wishes regarding euthanasia are not known. Involuntary - the person who will die due to euthanasia has competently refused euthanasia, but it occurs anyway.