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The issue of assisted suicide has recently been brought before the courts in British Columbia and Quebec and continues to be brought before Parliament in the form of private members’ bills. It has emerged as an issue at the forefront of media and public attention and there is the appearance of growing support for measures to remove the Criminal Code prohibition against provision of assistance in suicide.
CACL has in the past held considerable discussions of these issues, has produced background papers and reports, has debated and passed resolutions at the Annual General Meeting, has issued media response and has engaged with other groups active on the issue. However, to this date, CACL has not had a clear position on the issue to guide its efforts.