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Woman dead in dog attack

MONTREAL—The neighbour of a 55-year-old Montreal woman who died after apparently being attacked by a pit bull says he was shocked by what he saw.

Farid Benzenati said he arrived home from work at around 5 p.m. and noticed a dog playing with what he thought was “a large object” in the next backyard.

When he took a closer look, it was clear the object was a woman’s body.

Senate amends assisted dying bill

OTTAWA—The Senate yesterday voted to allow suffering Canadians who are not near death to seek medical help to end their lives—knocking out the central pillar underpinning the federal government’s proposed new law on medically-assisted dying.

Senators voted 41-30 to amend Bill C-14, deleting the requirement that a person’s natural death must be “reasonably foreseeable.”