Udo Schüklenk and a panel of five other Canadian and international experts, have published a report in the journal Bioethics that calls for the decriminalization of assisted dying. The report was commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and Schüklenk chaired the panel that wrote it.
The report claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision. It was determined most Canadians support the decriminalization of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. Both remain illegal in Canada. The panel is hoping the report triggers a national conversation on end of life issues and preparing for dying.
For more information, see the story in the Toronto Globe and Mail .