DOCTOR ASSISTED DEATH IN QUEBEC GETS PUSH BACK FROM A DOCTORS' GROUP

Nov 06, 2015

By Jane Brown

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Members of a doctors’ group in Quebec are seeking to challenge the provincial law that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medical assistance.

Paul Saba of the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice and Lisa D’Amico, a handicapped woman, say they want to submit new arguments to Quebec Superior Court.

And they plan to act before Quebec’s end-of-life care law takes effect in the province on December 10th.

They argue the Supreme Court of Canada’s favourable ruling on doctor-assisted death was based on a case in British Columbia that occurred before the Quebec law was adopted in June of 2014.

Doctor assisted death becomes legal across Canada on February 6th.

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