"Normal Suicide is fully legal in Canada"
I am not so sure it is anywhere in the developed world. The laws on Suicide are actually really really stupid. Its actually illegal to ATTEMPT suicide, but it is seen as legal to commit ONLY because you cant prosecute a dead person. Well, you could, but its a bit pointless. Thats certainly the law in the UK - and I understand that its the same in the US and Canada as well.
Personally, in a perfect world I agree with it, but there are so many if's, but's and maybe's around it, that I think it would be impossible to legalise. I think it was Tracy earlier who said "what if the person is not able to make the decision", what happens then? Do a greedy money-grabbing family get the decision? Or a doctor? Or the next bloke to pass the bed?
What if at the time you were in so much pain that you agreed to it, a few hours later you felt a bit better, and no longer wanted to die - but you have signed forms so the doctor or your family can still legally kill you and at that time, it may be against your wishes. Does that become unproveable murder?
Finally, I do not think it is fair to ask any other human being to kill you. I personally could not turn off that machine, or pump a lethal dose into someone. I would not be able to live with myself afterwards. Therefore, I would never expect anyone to put themself in that situation for me.
The way I look at it, I may have a year to live with cancer or something, if I choose to die - how would my family feel if 10 months later a wonder drug came out that cured all cancers? Say I was only 46 at the time - had I not chosen to die, I could have lived another 30 years with my family.
Too complicated. Too many boundaries. To many factors to take into account in each different case. Leave it as illegal.