If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing in a Constitutional Minefield

Imagine this scene: In the days ahead, a somber Premier Doug Ford appears at his televised COVID-19 news conference. His voice is very serious. His face looks terribly distressed.

“I must today announce a drastic measure that the COVID-19 emergency requires us to take,” he might say. “We have tried everything to avoid this for the past twelve months, and have taken every step short of this drastic new step I must announce today.”