As the deadline looms for the federal government to come up with new legislation allowing for doctor-assisted death, an unprecedented number of Canadians are exploring how they might end their lives sooner.
Most controversially, the report says that assisted death should be available to those with mental illnesses or psychiatric conditions, and eventually, to minors.
Euthanasia officially became legal in the province of Quebec last month following a tense legal battle over the law. The federal government is coming up with its own legislation that will apply to the rest of Canada.
Doctor-assisted suicide is legal in Quebec next month, and in the rest of Canada in February, unless Trudeau asks for a delay. Doctors are already challenging the Quebec law in court.
The tug-of-war has left medical professionals wondering where hospitals will house the new service, and how individual doctors’ rejection of the practice will be handled.
VICE News reporter Sydney Lupkin joined 'On The Line' to discuss Truvada for HIV prevention, the right to die, and LGBT med school curriculums.
Terms like "aid in dying" paint a better picture of end-of-life decisions, and could give people with terminal illnesses a way to work around laws.
Jennifer Glass fought for terminal patients in California to legally receive prescriptions for life-ending medication, but she died before it could come to fruition.
The future of medically assisted death is anything but certain.
In February, Canada's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the federal laws that made it a crime for doctors to help their patients die. It gave the government a year to come up with legislation to govern the practice.
California's legislature has once again put off voting on a bill that would grant terminally ill people the ability to die more quickly with the help of a lethal prescription drug.