A private member’s bill to halt the expansion of Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAiD) regime to those whose only medical condition is mental illness is expected to be voted on in the House of Commons on Oct. 18.

“MPs should be voting on MAiD with their eyes wide open,” Conservative MP Ed Fast, who introduced Bill C-314, said on platform X on Oct. 15.

Bill C-314, which was given its first reading on Feb. 10, 2023, would amend the Canadian Criminal Code to state that a mental disorder “is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition for which a person could receive medical assistance in dying.”

SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Criminal Code to provide that a mental disorder is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition for which a person could receive medical assistance in dying.

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