Bill C-14, legislation on medical assistance in dying, received royal assent on June 17, 2016. On June 18, Bill C-14 was passed by the Senate by a vote of 44-28.
The final bill maintains that "natural death must be reasonably foreseeable."
Legal immunity is granted to anyone who does anything for the purposes of assisting death at another's request.
The provision preventing a beneficiary from consenting to assisted death on behalf of another or participating is assisted death was removed.
Click on the Canadian Flag to read more about the bill on the Government of Canada Department of Justice website.
Nova Scotia Health Authority Medical Assistance in Dying: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated June 13, 2016). Read more
Canadian Senate removes near-death requirement from assisted-dying bill. Read more
Pope Francis calls euthanasia triumph of selfishness, not act of compassion. Read more
Archbishop Mancini's Pastoral Letter on Physician Assisted Dying. Read more
Jean Vanier: In assisted dying, remember this: We all are fragile. Read more
Vulnerable Persons Standard: evidence-based safeguards intended to protect the lives of Canadians in response to Bill C-14. Read more
Canadian Hospice Palliative Association. Read more
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) webpage on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Read more
National CWL website resources: Read more
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Read more