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Canadians Want Restrictions on Doctor-Assisted Dying, Poll Suggests

April 8, 2016

(The Globe and Mail) – A majority of Canadians do not want minors or people with mental illnesses and psychiatric conditions to be given access to doctor-assisted dying, a new Nanos Research/Globe and Mail poll has found. The poll suggests Canadians would prefer that the federal government follow a restrictive path as it decides which patients have the right to end their suffering in a medical setting. While there is no doubt that doctor-assisted dying will become legal, there is a continuing debate about exactly who will have access, and under which conditions.

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