PQ to re-introduce dying with dignity bill

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Pauline Marois said that a new PQ government's first priority will be to re-introduce her dying with dignity bill.

She says the new bill will be largely the same as the previous one - including the provision for euthanasia.

The original bill was based on two years of consultations and 24 recommendations made in a report by a non-partisan commitee.

The groundwork for the bill was first laid down in 2009. It almost passed in earlier this year but was scuppered by the election call.

PQ Minister for Social Services Veronique Hivon, who is responsible for the bill and joined Marois at a press conference Sunday afternoon, said she hopes the Liberal party continues to support the bill as they did before the election was called.

"We want to be reassured that they will also make this issue a priority and make sure we can adopt it," she said.

According to the Quebec Medical Association, two-thirds of the province's physicians support medically assisted suicide





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  1. joeN posted on 03/30/2014 08:39 PM
    Is it really dying with dignity or a rush to empty the hospital bed??
  2. LMAO posted on 03/30/2014 11:42 PM
    She says the new bill will be largely the same as the previous one - including the provision for euthanasia.

    This is the new PQ health care plan.
  3. maria posted on 03/31/2014 04:13 PM
    Veronique Hivon is a Mcgill Graduate and a london school of economics graduate - will she now be banished from the party!!!???
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