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Calgary Woman Dies After Being Granted Right to Physician-Assisted Suicide

March 3, 2016

(CBC) – A Calgary woman who received a legal exemption for doctor-assisted death has ended her life in Vancouver with the help of two physicians. It is believed she is the first person in Canada outside of Quebec to be allowed to legally end her life with help from a doctor. The woman, who cannot be identified because of a court-ordered publication ban, died with her family at her side.

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