1 Sep 2023

Man suspected of supplying substances to assist suicide

From Morning Report, 6:50 am on 1 September 2023

A Canadian man is suspected of supplying lethal substances to people who committed suicide - including some in New Zealand.

Kenneth Law, 57, from Ontario, was arrested in May and is awaiting trial on charges of counselling or aiding suicide in relation to fourteen deaths in Canada.

Detectives in Canada had identified more than a thousand packages linked to Law and his online companies, which had been shipped to more than forty countries over a two-year period and may have contained the lethal substance.

The coroner is investigating deaths of New Zealanders believed to have made purchases from Law.

Senior reporter for CBC news in Toronto Thomas Daigle spoke to Corin.