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FILE PHOTO: Canada's Minister of Health Mark Holland rises to table a report in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 18, 2023.

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Euthanasia for mentally ill off the table in Canada – for now

In most US states, medically assisted suicide remains illegal, with only 11 jurisdictions offering legal medical aid in dying for the terminally ill. In Florida, there is a charge of manslaughter for anyone assisting another person “self-murder.”

As such, it must seem utterly bizarre to many Americans that Canada was on the brink of legalizing medically assisted dying for people with mental illness, which would have made it one of the most liberal euthanasia regimes in the world.

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