Morning Chat: Should doctor-assisted suicide be legalized?

It's time for our Morning Chat with CBC Saskatoon's Matt Kruchak. Today's topic: Should doctor-assisted suicide be legalized?

The well-known Canadian infectious disease expert who helped Toronto cope with the 2003 SARS crisis made a death-bed plea to change the assisted suicide law in this country.

In the video recorded by Dr. Donald Low eight days before he died of a brain tumour, he said he wasn't experiencing pain but was losing his sight and he worried about paralysis.

“I wish they could live in my body for 24 hours and I think they would change that opinion,” he said. “I’m just frustrated not to be able to have control of my own life. Not being able to have the decision for myself when enough is enough."

What do you think? Should doctor-assisted suicide be legalized in Canada? Do you think that the federal government should reopen the debate on euthanasia?

Let CBC Saskatoon's Matt Kruchak know. Join the chat.


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