LIBERALS: HOLD NATIONAL DEBATE ON DOCTOR-ASSISTED DEATH

Feb 18, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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Justin Trudeau says it’s time for politicians to tackle the thorny issue of doctor-assisted death.

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The federal Liberal leader wants the government to launch a national debate in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court ruling.

”The Supreme Court has tasked us with the job of doing our job as legislators and I think it’s important that we do that.”

The high court’s giving Parliament 12 months to recognized the right of consenting adults with intolerable physical or mental suffering to seek medical in ending their lives.

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At least six reform bills on right-to-die issues have been defeated the past two decades.

Last fall, the government said it would not support changing the status quo.

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