Doctor says legal assisted suicide will lead to more deaths

Tim Lau

Tim Lau

CBC has produced a series of interviews that are being aired during the Supreme Court of Canada case that is examining the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Today, CBC aired the program: Doctor fears legal assisted suicide will lead to more deaths.

The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing the case concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide today.

The program features geriatric psychiatrist, Tim Lau and Brockville family physician Gerry Asche. 

The CBC interview of Dr. Tim Lau:

A geriatric psychiatrist in Ottawa fears easing access to physician-assisted suicide will lead to a jump in deaths and leave him in a difficult position, as he strives to provide hope for his patients when there is much despair.

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