The Canadian Press

2015-02-11 | Assisted Dying MacKay

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The federal justice minister has taken a strong stand against invoking a section of the charter that would override the Supreme Court of Canada. On Friday, lawmakers struck down the ban against allowing doctors to assist patients to end their lives if their deterioration cannot be cured. Peter MacKay won't say how the government will act concerning the decision, but says they're pretty set against one of the three options. (If the government decides not to draft new laws, the old law will lapse and Canada will have no clear rules around the right-to-die issue.)

Date: 2015-02-11
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << or you can use the legal equivalent of a nuclear bomb which is to come in and overrule the Supreme Court of Canada the federal court at the federal government has never done that and and I would suggest to you that it's very unlikely >>