Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proposed a new death-with-dignity law that would legalize physician-assisted suicide across the country.

This law, which would apply to Canadian citizens suffering from debilitating and terminal illnesses, would allow these individuals to die painlessly and quickly, rather than suffering a painful and drawn-out death.

These measures have been approved and legalized in many U.S. states, so for our progressive neighbor, this law is long overdue.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com