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As Canada Prepares to Expand Assisted Suicide, Advocates Warn of Threat to Mentally Ill

New Africa The looming rule change has generated protracted debate in Canada, with critics arguing that the new directives will allow people to apply for and receive assisted suicide even as they may not be on the verge of death from a terminal illness.

Canada first legalized assisted suicide in June 2016 for adults suffering from irreversibly deadly illnesses.