Senate passes amended version of assisted dying bill after days of debate | CBC News

Senate passes amended version of assisted dying bill after days of debate | CBC News
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Senators overwhelmingly approved Wednesday a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying — with amendments that would relax access even more than the government has proposed.

A revised version of Bill C-7 was passed in the Senate by a vote of 66-19, with three abstentions.

The bill is intended to extend eligibility for assisted dying to people whose natural deaths are not reasonably foreseeable, in compliance with a 2019 Quebec Superior Court ruling.

But senators approved five amendments, two of which would expand access even more. 

One amendment would allow people who fear losing mental capacity to make advance requests for assisted death. 

Another would impose an 18-month time limit on the bill’s proposed blanket ban on assisted dying for people suffering solely…



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