Quebec’s dying with dignity bill has just taken another major step toward becoming law.
The committee that was studying the details of the legislation has just finished its work.
Now, all the bill only needs to go to a final vote.
That could happen as early as next month.
Once the bill becomes law, Minister Véronique Hivon says she hopes medical aid in dying will become available through Quebec’s health care system in about a year’s time.
The bill is likely to pass, despite the PQ’s minority government, because the MNAs are free to vote as they choose, and a sufficient number of Liberal and CAQ membersare likely to support the bill.