Title

Canada Allows Doctor-Assisted Dying: But Was the Debate Too Polite?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-18-2016

Abstract

After months of debate, delay, and political maneuvering between the House of Commons and the Senate, the Canadian government on June 17, 2016, received royal assent for Bill C-14, its medical-assistance-in-dying legislation. Canada thus joins Belgium, the Netherlands, and the states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont in approving legal procedures for physician-assisted dying.

Comments

Published online July 18, 2016.