03/18/2016 11:18 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

CP NewsAlert: Ontario man dies with doctor's help after court approval

TORONTO — The first person in Ontario given legal permission for an assisted death has died.

His family says the 81-year-old man passed away "in peace and dignity" this morning.

The death comes less than 24 hours after the courts approved doctors helping him die.

It's the first such case in Ontario and the third in Canada outside Quebec.


More to come


The Canadian Press