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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…

Death toll rises in Quebec seniors’ home fire investigation

Canadian firefighters combed through ice and charred wreckage Friday in a grim search for the remains of residents of a burnt out Quebec seniors home, amid fears that more than 30 died. Police updated the confirmed death toll to eight, after a day battling harsh winter conditions while crews cut…

3 arrested after Quebec helicopter jailbreak

Police in eastern Canada arrested an escaped inmate and surrounded the second after the pair broke out of a Quebec jail and hijacked a helicopter to escape. Quebec Provincial Police said on Twitter that they had located Danny Provencal and had set up a security perimeter around him. An hour…

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