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But there's little insight into exactly who is seeking help.
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Critics of Bill C-14 oppose its requirements that a doctor's help can only be given if death is reasonably foreseeable and the patient is in an advanced state of irreversible decline.
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Serge Joyal wants to urge one of the provinces to initiate a court reference to its court of appeal.
At least 31 Canadians have reached out to their doctor asking for help to die since mid-January. But the number may actually be significantly higher, as at least one province admits it isn't tracking...
Medically assisted dying is legal in Canada, as of Monday.
Industry members are willing to lift the standard two-year exemption for suicides and pay out policies on people who end their lives through physician-assisted death.
Cardinal Thomas Collins weighed into the debate.
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Last year, the Supreme Court struck down the law prohibiting medical aid in dying.
Mrs. S. spent decades working in Calgary's health care system.
The government faces a time crunch to find a legislative response to the Supreme Court ruling.
The government had argued that it needed the Feb. 6 deadline extended by six months in order to have the time to craft a proper law.
he Supreme Court ruled last winter that Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician-assisted death were unconstitutional.
With Canada forced to confront the challenges of an aging population and the Supreme Court establishing a deadline, the Canadian Medical Association is also pushing to make sure palliative care reform becomes a political priority.