April 14, 2016 | |
The Globe and Mail, "What you should know about the Liberals’ assisted-dying bill"
The Liberal government introduced a bill on Thursday that would legalize medical assistance in dying. The Supreme Court ruled in February, 2015, that a blanket ban on assisted death was unconstitutional, saying the sanctity of life includes “the passage into death.” The bill needs to be debated and passed in Parliament. Here are some things to know about this watershed moment in Canadian history.