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In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that it would no longer be a criminal offence in Canada for physicians to assist someone to end their life in certain circumstances.

On June 17, 2016 the federal government passed legislation that details the circumstances in which a person may be eligible for an assisted death.

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