The Canadian Press

2015-02-11 | Assisted Dying MacKay

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Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay has recognized that Friday's Supreme Court of Canada ruling on assisted-death could be an issue in the upcoming election. MacKay says the issue isn't owned by any one political party and the timing means it was bound to be asked whether it could impact people's decision at the ballot box. The minister says he respects the views of another Conservative MP, quadriplegic Steven Fletcher, who has brought a private member's bill into Parliament that would allow assisted suicide in some cases. (MacKay has not come down one way or another about how the government will answer the courts, only saying a wide range of affected groups will be consulted.)

Date: 2015-02-11
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and we're looking at it. Along with with other approaches so how it will impact or how it might impact on an election I suppose depends on what happens between now and October if anything and and how people view this says moving their vote >>


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