LIBERALS TACKLE LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE

Feb 23, 2014

By Bob Komsic

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Delegates to the party’s national convention in Montreal have passed a motion urging that voluntary, medically assisted death be decriminalized after public consultation.

That would help set the criteria for allowing the terminally ill to choose to end their lives with help from a medical profession and an oversight system to protect the vulnerable.

The resolution is not binding on leader Justin Trudeau, who’s avoided taking a stand on the politically sensitive issue.

He says the resolution challenges Liberals ”to expand our idea of what it means to be a free citizen” but does not say if he supports it.

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