May 25, 2024

Canada runs ahead

Canada's euthanasia legislation requires a parliamentary review of the law's provisions, as well as the state of palliative care in Canada, starting at the beginning of the fifth year after becoming law. This review would allow for further public engagement and parliamentary scrutiny of all aspects of MAiD.

2021 being the fifth year, doesn’t it make sense to save major amendments to this immensely consequential legislation until after the review? Apparently not. The nation’s Parliament is on the verge of approving an expansion of law which will effectively make it the most permissive in the world. Read about it below. 

Michael Cook
Changes to Canada’s assisted dying laws could undermine basic standard of care