Canada seeks to delay euthanasia for people with mental illness - BBC Newsnight

How much freedom governments give for people to end their own lives is a debate in the UK that won't go away. In December, the health and social care committee announced another review into euthanasia policy in England and Wales.

Many of those engaged in the debate have increasingly looked with interest at events in Canada, whose government has been moving towards introducing some of the least restrictive laws in the world, with plans to broaden the remit of those who can end their lives to those whose sole medical condition is mental illness.

Those plans have now been delayed for at least a year amid significant controversy. So what does Canada's faltering liberalisation on the issue tell us about the potential limits of assisted dying, and how might it inform the debate in Britain?

Newsnight’s Science and Technology Correspondent Kate Lamble reports.

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