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Udo SchüklenkProfessor Udo Schüklenk has a new opinion piece in the Globe and Mail: Why mentally-ill people should, of course, be eligible for assisted dying. In a closely argued article, Udo makes the case that the Supreme Court's judgment decriminalizing assisted dying strongly suggests that they are eligible. The relevant criteria are that the patient is “a competent adult person who clearly consents to the termination of life and has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.”