Note: Bill 52, a bill
intended to legalize euthanasia by physicians in the province of Quebec, was
introduced by the Parti Quebecois government and debated in the Quebec
National Assembly in 2013. It failed to pass before an election was
called, and the legislature was dissolved. While the Parti Quebecois
was defeated and replaced by the Liberal Party of Quebec, in 2014 the
Liberal party reintroduced Bill 52 as it stood when the legislature was
dissolved. The bill passed on 5 June, 2014.
The original and final
texts of the bill are available in parallel columns
This commentary was
based on the text of the bill as originally introduced in 2013.
A new commentary
reviews the text of the new law enacted in 2014.