Over 450 Quebec patients received medical aid in dying last year

A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital in Winnipeg July 24, 2010. Picture taken July 24, 2010.

A total of 461 patients were granted doctor-assisted death during the first year Quebec’s medical aid in dying law came into effect, according to data obtained by CBC’s French-language service, Radio-Canada.


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