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Doctors aim to revise law on euthanasia

 

July 17, 2009 | Daniel Kanis

By Phil Couvrette, Canwest News Service – July 17, 2009: Canada’s continuing debate on the right to die, prodded by court cases and proposed legislation, seems to be heading for a new round this fall according to a report the Quebec College of Physicians may recommend Canada’s Criminal Code be revised to permit a form of medical euthanasia in strictly controlled circumstances.

A right-to-die private member’s bill sponsored by Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde is also due for debate, leaving both sides of the contentious issue gearing for a busy fall. [Continue reading this article, including comments from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, here.]

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