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Senators rejected an amendment that would have added the right to make advance directives to the federal government's proposed new law on assisted dying.
"The more that we go to one extreme, there are risks on the other side."
"They have not listened to Canadian voices, to their own joint committee and even their own members of Parliament who have serious concerns about this bill."
Despite this, the government is still optimistic about passing a law.
June 6 is the date on which the ban on medical assistance in dying will be formally lifted in Canada.
"It is a very difficult subject on both sides for many of us."
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
The legislation is likely to be introduced late next week.
A Supreme Court decision in February gave the federal government until June to come up with assisted-dying legislation, but said patients could apply for an exemption in the meantime.
The committee says that should include people suffering from both physical and psychological medical conditions.
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