The Trudeau government promises to introduce legislation today aimed at making it easier for intolerably ill Canadians to get medical help to end their lives.
The bill will scrap a provision in the law that allows only those already near death to receive medical assistance in dying — as ordered by a Quebec court last fall.
But it is also expected to go further than the court ruling.
Sources say it will drop the requirement that a person must wait 10 days after being approved for an assisted death before receiving the procedure.
And it will drop the requirement that a person must be able to give consent a second time immediately prior to receiving the procedure.