Assisted dying laws in Canada expanded to include mental illness

Assisted dying laws in Canada expanded to include mental illness

There’s new hope for Canadians suffering from intolerable pain. A bill expanding access to assisted death has received royal assent. Those who aren’t near their natural death now have the right to seek medical assistance in dying.

People suffering solely from mental illnesses will have to wait two years to gain the same right.

The government had originally intended to impose a blanket ban on assisted dying for people suffering solely from mental illnesses. But, under pressure from senators who believed that exclusion was unconstitutional, it subsequently put a two-year time limit on it.

Heather Yourex-West reports.

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