Appeal process set in 'right to die' judgement
The case involving the right of a former Castlegar resident to die with dignity enters its appeal stage on Monday.
Kelowna's Gloria Taylor, 64, who suffered with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, died last year but not before learning she had been successful in her legal challenge to the B.C. Supreme Court, which subsequently struck down the laws that make physician-assisted dying illegal in Canada. Taylor had been represented in her case by the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).
The Government of Canada is appealing the decision.
A press conference called by the BCCLA is scheduled to precede the week-long court process.
Taylor's mother Anne Fomenoff of Castlegar, and her sister Patty Ferguson of Edmonton will attend the event to be held at the Vancouver Public Library this Sunday, March 3 starting at 10 a.m.
Fomenoff declined the opportunity to comment ahead of the press conference, saying she would check first with her counsel.