Quebec court overturns injunction against assisted-dying law

MONTREAL -- The Quebec government has won the latest legal battle over the province's assisted-dying law.

Quebec's top court has overturned a lower-court judgment aimed at suspending implementation of the law because of possible conflicts with certain provisions of the Criminal Code.

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The legislation, which outlines how terminally ill patients can end their lives with medical help, was adopted by members of the national assembly in June 2014 and became law Dec. 10.

A Quebec Superior Court justice ruled in favour last month of a group of doctors who were seeking to postpone implementation of the law until at least February.

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