Jun 12, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The Quebec government has tabled its controversial right-to-die legislation for debate.
Bill 52 outlines conditions necessary for someone to receive medical assistance to die and spells out the requirements before a doctor can accept.
The proposed legislation has its first reading today – before politicians break for the summer holidays.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not legal in Canada and the federal government has said it won’t change the Criminal Code.
But in January, a panel said Quebec’s legislation would clarify how acts to end a life would clear doctors of the threat of criminal charges when they assist in the death.
The Founder and CEO of ZoomerMedia, Moses Znaimer as well as actor Christopher Plummer are Lead Patrons of Canada’s Dying with Dignity Organization.