Canada is joining the very small club of countries that do not force a human to suffer needlessly in agonizing pain and decide when they go. They are about to respect their own Canadian charter of human rights to its final conclusion: letting people make their own decisions about their lives and their bodies. Many of us see this as a no brainer.
As always...themes like "yeah but families will push their elders to go ahead and do it already" are useless as no one has demonstrated that this happens on any significant scale...let alone how that justifies not letting ANYONE make their own decisions. However it is still a valid concern.
What is extremely difficult to work out is minors and the end of their lives. It has been legalized in Belgium (exceptional cases with numerous safeguards) and this has outraged much of the world (East and West). A Canadian panel is making recommendations for the upcoming legislation that will be in line with the supreme court decision. The questions are (and it would be great to know what you all think):