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Toronto Man Granted Right to Physician-Assisted Death

March 18, 2016

(Toronto Star) – An 81-year-old Toronto man who has become the first person in Ontario to be granted a physician-assisted death is now pleading with the federal government to bring in new legislation soon so that others don’t have to go through the same process as he did. “This decision allows me, with the support of caring doctors, to die with dignity,” the man, identified only as A.B., said in a statement read by his lawyer in court on Thursday after a judge granted him a constitutional exemption for an assisted death.

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