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Feds introduce bill dropping some restrictions on assisted dying
REPORT February 24th

The federal government has introduced a bill to relax some of the restrictions on medical aid in dying, but Cardus Executive Vice President Ray Pennings says the bill is "unbalanced with its heavy emphasis on expanded access to medical aid in dying without an equal measure of concern for improved guidelines and safeguards."

No link between poverty, choosing medically assisted death, study suggests
REPORT February 12th

Researchers are ruling out socioeconomic vulnerability and lack of access to palliative care and reasons for opting for MAiD. But it's important to "put forward provisions in which those who are not seeking made are protected from being pressured into having it," Cardus Executive Vice President Ray Pennings notes in CBC.

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