Legislative Background: Bill C-7: Government of Canada’s Legislative Response to the Superior Court of Québec Truchon Decision

Part VI – Coming into Force

The proposed legislation would come into force on the day of Royal Assent. A proposed transitional provision would ensure that, once the proposed Criminal Code amendments are in force, persons who have already signed their MAID requests under the current regime are not required to undergo any additional safeguards. At the same time, those whose deaths are reasonably foreseeable would be able to benefit from the removal of the minimum 10-day reflection period, and the ability to consider an advance consent arrangement, if that would be appropriate to their circumstances.