A report from the Royal Society of Canada recommends changing current laws to allow physician-assisted suicide.
“We are recommending that the Criminal Code be changed in such a way as to permit physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia,” said Udo Schuklenk, a bioethicist from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., who chaired the six-person panel that completed Tuesday’s report. Schuklenk said the basis for the recommendation was centred on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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