Injunction fights Quebec’s right-to-die law

MONTREAL – The provincial government’s dying with dignity law may not come into effect Dec. 10, as previously planned.

A group of Quebec doctors has tabled an injunction to fight the law.

The federal government has reportedly also asked Quebec to wait until its own reflection on the right-to-die issue is complete before putting the law in effect.

Last February, the Supreme Court gave the federal government one year to legislate the right-to-die issue with a doctor’s help, but as Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette pointed out, the province’s research is way ahead of the rest of Canada.

“This is a much more difficult issue at this time outside Quebec – in Canada,” he said.

“Quebec has been reflecting for four years.”

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The injunction was tabled by Quebec doctors for public healthcare.