It was a decades-long and frequently emotional debate in Canada about the rights and protections of patients with serious medical conditions who might seek to end their lives. The bill would allow consenting adults “capable of making decisions with respect to their health” to choose to end their own lives or seek assistance in doing so from their doctors. Family members and friends will be allowed to assist patients with their death, and social workers and pharmacists will be permitted to participate in the process. The law is sustained by the Liberal Party. Even if the legislation is expected to pass, the government has promised to further study the issue after the law’s passage and may make changes to the system.