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Montreal Gazette (op-ed) - Assisted-suicide panel failed to present balanced arguments

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Published: 8 Dec 2011

(Op-ed by Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University): Responding to the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel Report on End-of-Life Decision Making, which recommended the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, a Gazette editorial called for "a national debate on life-and-death issues"

Op-ed by Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University

Responding to the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel Report on End-of-Life Decision Making, which recommended the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, a Gazette editorial called for "a national debate on life-anddeath issues" (The Gazette's View, Nov. 24). In deciding where we stand on this issue, it's important for Canadians to understand the weaknesses of the report...

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