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What critics of feds’ bill on medical assistance in dying overlook

By Jocelyn Downie      

It is, of course, true that not everyone’s perspectives were adopted. Given the polarized nature of the debate, it is logically impossible to come to a conclusion that everyone supports.

The Speaker's parade enters the Senate Chambers on Nov. 4, 2019. The process of getting to Bill C-7, the MAID legislation currently before Parliament, has actually been lengthy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Given the swirl of misinformation about changes to Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying, Canadians could be forgiven for thinking that we are hurtling at breakneck speed down a slippery slope ignoring the voices and putting in peril the lives of persons with disabilities. However, that is far from the truth. 

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