DOCTOR-ASSISTED DYING BILL WON'T BECOME LAW BY MONDAY

Jun 03, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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Senators have voted to adopt the controversial assisted dying legislation, known as Bill C-14, but it won’t be able to meet the Supreme Court’s deadline of Monday.
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Members of the upper chamber have voted to support it in principle but also to send it to the Senate’s legal committee.
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But following the vote, they opted to adjourn until Tuesday.
The country’s high court agreed to a four-month extension on the year it had given Parliament to come up with a law.
Medical regulators in each province has issued guidelines for physicians on provided assistance in dying.
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They impose safeguards similar to and in some cases, even strong than those proposed in the Trudeau government’s legislation.
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