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Disability advocates urge Liberals to scrap its 'norm-shattering' assisted dying legislation
REPORT November 11th

Advocates say the new law could ultimately lead disabled people in particular to seek euthanasia even in cases where the patient might recover to full health.

"A recent Angus Reid poll, commissioned by Cardus, found that 77 per cent of Canadians considered access to MAID to be a basic human right. However 48 per cent of those respondents were “cautious supporters” citing concerns around potential abuses of the system, particularly for aging and vulnerable people."

Canadians concerned with medically-assisted dying bill: poll
REPORT November 10th

A new poll shows Canadians continue to support medical assistance in dying (MAiD) but have concerns about expanding the bill. 

"The Angus Reid poll, commissioned by Cardus, a non-partisan faith-based think tank, finds 69 per cent of Canadians are concerned that an expanded MAiD will lead to people with mental health issues like depression choosing death rather than dealing with the underlying causes of their condition."

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