Quebec to adopt right-to-die legislation

6 June 2014HealthPolitics

Rhéal Séguin, reporting in The Globe and Mail:

In a historic vote in the National Assembly, Quebec has become the first province to legalize doctor-assisted death as part of comprehensive end-of-life legislation.

Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care, received broad support on Thursday from nearly 80 per cent of MNAs.


Quebec’s vote came after more than four years of often heart-wrenching deliberations – a process [Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette] thinks the rest of the country will soon undertake.

A significant step forward for Quebec and a discussion the rest of Canada needs to undertake.