The Canadian Press

2016-06-17 | Assisted Dying

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The Senate has passed the Liberal government's assisted dying bill. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says the senators bowed to the will of the elected House of Commons, giving up their insistence that suffering Canadians who are not near death should have the right to seek medical help to end their lives. (Independent Liberal Senator Serge Joyal tried one last time, moving an amendment that would have seen the bill enacted -- except for the near-death proviso, which would have been suspended until such time as the Supreme Court rules on its constitutionality. That amendment was defeated.)

Date: 2016-06-17
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the senate had passed an amendment to expand the scope of Bill c-14 to give Canadians who aren't terminally ill the ability to seek medical assistance to other lives but the commons voted yesterday to reject the change and today's Senators voted 44-28 to accept the more restrictive approach proposed by the federal government which limits the right to assisted dying to those whose natural death is deemed reasonably foreseeable >>