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Canada considers right-to-die policies

Earlier this year Quebec became the first province in Canada to adopt right-to die legislation. The law legalizes doctor-assisted death in the cases of fatal illness and is part of a comprehensive package that addresses end of life issues, including palliative care. We’ll talk with Véronique Hivon, a member of the National Assembly of Quebec, who sponsored the bill. (photo: Quebec Minister for Social Services and Youth Protection Veronique Hivon explains a legislation on the right to die in dignity at a news conference, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot))

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