At least 744 assisted-deaths in Canada since law passed…

At least 744 gravely ill adults received a doctor’s help to end their lives since the medical procedure became legal across Canada in 2016, and experts say those numbers are expected to rise.

CTV News surveyed provincial and territorial health ministries to gather the most comprehensive picture of the practice to date. The numbers show that, on average, four Canadians per day had medically assisted deaths between June 17 and December 16.

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