The Government of Quebec has appealed to the decision of the Quebec Supreme Court of last week. The Court agreed to hear the appeal and by so doing they have effectively suspended the judgement and permitting the implementation of Bill 52 in its entirety, including the provisions for physician assisted dying (known as medical aid in dying in Quebec’s bill).
Consequently, physician assisted dying will be legal in Quebec from December 10, 2015 until the decision from the upcoming hearing. The hearing is scheduled for December 18th, the decision could be handed down that day but may not be. In the meantime, assisted dying legislation will go ahead on December 10.
(source National Post and DWD Canada)