Trudeau to improve medical assistance in dying law
Liberal leader Justin has claimed to look at ways to improve Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying if re-elected. Just last month, a Quebec judge invalidated sections of the federal and Quebec laws on medically assisted dying, ruling that they were too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional.
The judge had invalidated a Criminal Code requirement that a natural death be “reasonably foreseeable” before someone can be eligible for assisted death. Trudeau said his party would review the court decision to see how the law could be improved.
He said he knew various courts would rule on it when the legislation was introduced three years ago, and also knew that Canadians’ views on the subject would evolve.