New York Times captures emotional final goodbye of labour leader John Shields


The emotional medically-assisted death of John Shields, the former labour leader and head of the Land Conservancy in British Columbia, has been profiled in The New York Times.

His medically-assisted death is then described, which has led to both positive reader comments sharing their views about the procedure becoming legal in Canada for adult patients who have terminal illnesses where natural death is ?reasonably foreseeable.”

In January, health officials said an average of three people a week are having a medically-assisted death on Vancouver Island.

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