February 22nd, 2024

NewsAlert: Liberals hint at second delay in expanding eligibility for assisted dying

By The Canadian Press on January 29, 2024.

Federal Health Minister Mark Holland listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in Ottawa. Some lawyers are pushing their national advocacy organization to withdraw its support of expanding medical assistance in dying to those suffering solely from a mental disorder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Health Minister Mark Holland says the country is not ready to expand eligibility for assisted death to people whose only medical condition is a mental illness.

Holland says the Liberal government agrees with a joint parliamentary committee report released today that says assisted death should only be offered to such patients when it can be “safely and adequately provided.”

More coming.

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