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Wall Street Journal: Canada Wrestles With Terms of Doctor-Assisted Suicide

June 6, 2016 — 

As the Wall Street Journal reports:

A political stalemate over right-to-die legislation is stirring legal questions about who can seek a doctor’s help to die and under what conditions doctor-assisted suicide is lawful in Canada….

“Canada will become the most liberal country in the world with respect to death-hastening policies” in the absence of legislation, said Harvey Chochinov, a palliative-care expert at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Dr. Chochinov, a critic of having no law in place to govern doctor-assisted death, last year led a government panel on addressing right-to-die policy.

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