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Poll backs kin: Let dad live

It appears Canadians side with a Winnipeg Orthodox Jewish family who fought in a Winnipeg courtroom yesterday to keep their father alive, according to a recent poll.

While Samuel Golubchuk's doctors are advocating the 84-year-old be taken off life support because his vegetative condition will never improve, his family argues their religious beliefs don't allow any action that would hasten death.

An Angus Reid poll released this week shows nearly seven in 10 Canadians think family members -- not doctors or judges -- should decide when to remove a vegetative patient from life support.

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