The federal Liberals have not yet said that they need more time to address the court's ruling, but Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has publicly indicated that is a possibility.
Quebec was the first province to pass right-to-die legislation last year, arguing it is an extension of end-of-life care and thus a health issue, which falls under provincial jurisdiction.
TORONTO - Last summer as the Canadian Medical Association debated whether to drop its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted death, the organization's medical council watched a video.It showed...
QUEBEC - Quebec's landmark right-to-die bill was adopted by a sweeping margin Thursday, making it the first legislation of its kind in Canada and setting up a potential legal challenge from Ottawa.Bil...
MONTREAL - The federal government says it will review Quebec's right-to-die legislation, setting the stage for a possible showdown between Ottawa and the province's sovereigntist government.Quebec arg...
It's time to shift away from the messy public spectacles regarding euthanasia. Instead let's follow Quebec's lead -- Canadians everywhere should be able to choose from a full range of end-of-life options, including -- if the prerequisites are met, the option of a medically assisted suicide. There aren't really any scary precedents or slippery slopes here. What there is, is an alternative to an existence of suffering and pain that should, and can be afforded to a terminally ill, palliative treated, mentally competent adult.