TORONTO, Mar 12 (LSN) – Maurice Genereux, the first doctor in Canada convicted of assisting suicide, pleaded guilty today to four charges of professional misconduct before a disciplinary hearing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The regulatory body may permanently strip Genereux of his license to practice medicine in the province.  Critics of the College note that the police charged Genereux with assisted suicide in June 1996 and the College is just now considering punitive measures. Euthanasia activists have been slow to come to the support of their first Canadian hero due to other legal entanglements. In 1994,  Genereux, a practicing homosexual, was convicted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario of six counts of sexual misconduct with patients. His licence was suspended for 24 months