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Quebec legalizes medically-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients

Canada’s Quebec province adopted legislation Thursday allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor’s help, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to effectively legalize assisted suicide. The move sets the stage for a judicial row with Ottawa, as federal criminal law forbids euthanasia even with a person’s…

300,000 Quebec students protest tuition hike

MONTREAL — Tens of thousands of students protested Thursday against a 75 percent tuition hike at universities in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Quebec province, bringing downtown Montreal to a standstill. “We want to study, not go into debt,” shouted the demonstrators, who converged on the metropolis from across the province, packing…