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Ottawa was granted a third extension to address the changes in Bill C-7, which will make it easier for people with untreatable health problems to apply for medical assistance in dying.
Many people will suffer needlessly if Conservatives continue filibustering a bill on medically assisted dying beyond a court-imposed deadline of Dec. 18, Justice Minister David Lametti said Tuesday.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to amend a government bill on assisted dying to better protect Canadians with disabilities.
Assisted-dying legislation sends the wrong message to Indigenous communities, advocates said Tuesday as voices opposed to the bill continued to ring out on Parliament Hill.
Federal Justice Minister David Lametti says he hopes the exclusion of mental illness as the sole grounds for an assisted death is temporary but the change would need more study than time allows.
A proposed change to the federal assisted-dying law would explicitly state that medically assisted death could not be obtained for a patient with mental health concerns, angering some psychiatrists.
A number of doctors said Thursday they are concerned proposed changes to assisted dying legislation in Canada are not getting enough scrutiny.
The House of Commons has given approval in principle to a bill that would make it easier for dying Canadians to get medical help to end their suffering.
Federal Attorney General David Lametti has filed the government's second motion requesting an extension to respond to a court ruling that struck down sections of the federal assisted dying law.
A Quebec court has given the federal government more time to amend its assisted-dying legislation.
As the federal government moves to revise the law on assisted dying, new survey results suggest most Canadians support medical help to end suffering even when a natural death is some time away.