WINNIPEG – One group is heralding the approval of what it calls “historic federal legislation”.
The Canadian Medical Association is pleased an assisted dying law is now in effect, after finally getting approval from the Senate.
That organization was backing C-14, the Liberal government’s controversial legislation.
Manitoba Senator Janis Johnson tells 680 CJOB it was a tough law to work on.
“It was one of the most gut-wrenching and, you know, your heart beats every time you think of one of the amendments and how people might be affected by it. Is this going to be something we can do that’s best for Canadians?”
In the end, senators agreed to the government’s tighter measure. That limits access to assisted dying to those whose natural death is “reasonably foreseeable.”
In an earlier amendment, the upper chamber deleted that clause, but, it was put back into place in the House of Commons.