In this case, a young woman who does not wish to have a blood transfusion is being forced to. In fact, the woman fled from BC to Ontario in order to escape the order. Now, the judge is forcing the woman back to BC for treatment.
This appears prima facie against the Charter of Rights section 6(2):
Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the rightIt sounds like this right of living in Ontario is abrogated.
- a) to move to and take up residence in any province; and
- b) to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
She is not breaking any law by refusing blood transfusions, to my knowledge. In fact, she may exit and leave Canada to New York under Section 6(1) to get cancer treatment without blood transfusions.
It appears really insane (pardon the pun) that people who are deemed ineligible to make decisions for themselves are really the victims. That is, insane people and young adults, are at the mercy of doctors, who may circumvent religious beliefs.
What are doctors going to say next? Perhaps they will find something wrong with circumcision and stop Jews and other faiths from practicing it.