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Quebec could obtain right to assisted suicide

But in the real world of 2013 Canadian politics, implementing the expert panel’s prescriptions will almost certainly lead to a collision between Quebec and Stephen Harper’s government.

  MONTREAL—Twenty years after the terminally ill Sue Rodriguez lost a Supreme Court battle to obtain the right to an assisted suicide, a first province is poised to make the option available throughout its health-care system. In a move designed to circumvent federal opposition to assisted suicide, Quebec could bring in a law adding the right to a medically assisted death to its end-of-life protocol before the end of the year. Under the proposed regime, Quebec patients in

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