The Canadian Press

2016-06-06 | Assisted Dying

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Federal Government House Leader Dominic Leblanc says it's too early to speculate about whether the current session of Parliament could be extended to ensure passage of the Liberal medically assisted dying legislation. Leblanc says he's still hopeful the Senate will approve Bill C-14 before the summer break. (The House of Commons is currently scheduled to rise for the summer on June 23rd. If the bill becomes law without being amended, Canada's foremost constitutional authority predicts it will be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional.)

Date: 2016-06-06
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we've said that is very important that we put a national legislative framework in place and we'll take all of the steps necessary to put that in place as soon as possible but consider the Amendments and see what the Senate if they pass our bill that they send it back to us will obviously be happy to look at it >>