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  • pauxboy56 pauxboy56 Jun 12, 2013 8:57 AM Flag

    End of Life Bill to be tested in Canada! Obamas Death Panel gets its opening in the USA!


    Controversial proposed legislation on Quebec citizens’ right to die will be introduced today at the province’s
    national assembly.

    The first reading of the bill, an act respecting end-of-life care, is scheduled for Wednesday just a few days before MNAs break for the summer.

    Even if it's completely unopposed, the earliest the bill could be adopted would be late fall.

    If the bill passes, the law permitting medically assisted death will be the first of its kind in Canada.

    The province’s exploration of the issue began in late 2009, when the national assembly adopted a motion to create a committee to study the issue of medically assisted death, which is currently prohibited by the Criminal Code of Canada.

    That resulting bipartisan committee tabled its 175-page report in March 2012 along with a list of 24 recommendations calling for a comprehensive “dying with dignity” law.

    In January 2013, a panel of legal experts led by Jean-Pierre Ménard further fleshed out the recommendations in a report, calling on the Quebec government to create clear legislation that not only addressed assisted suicide, but also euthanasia.

    The Ménard commission’s 450-page report (available in French here) said that people’s decision-making autonomy should prevail over the interests of the state.

    In the report, the legal experts pointed out the medical and legal differences between the concepts of euthanasia, where a doctor would physically cause a patient’s death, and assisted suicide, where the doctor would simply provide the patient with the means to die.

    It underlined a 2012 Supreme Court of British Columbia ruling that didn’t distinguish between euthanasia and assisted suicide, interpreting them both as a single process.

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    • Someday all progressive countries will be as modern and serving as Canada's health care system. If you Bozo's are to naieve to not know that many of our doctors are helping their terminally ill patients with euthanasia, then you deserve to be left in the dark screaming and shouting about the immorality of it all. All Quebec's legislature is doing is making it legal so wingbots can participate in this treatment.

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