NEW LAW ON ASSISTED DYING NOT AS LIBERAL AS RECOMMENDED
Apr 08, 2016
By Bob Komsic
The federal government may unveil the long-awaited legislation on doctor-assisted dying late next week.
During a stop in Sault Ste. Marie, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not confirm that … nor that some of the recommendations from a parliamentary committee reportedly won’t be included.
”We know that this is an issue that touches Canadians and their families deeply. As Liberals we stand to defend individuals rights but also need to make sure we’re protecting the most vulnerable. And any legislation that we put forward will be based on that.”
The legislation’s expected to state only competent adults should be eligible to receive a physician’s help to end their lives.
It will reportedly not allow anyone with conditions such as dementia to make advance requests for medical help to die as the committee suggested.