Today, the Health Minister, Justice Minister and Liberal House Leader announced that legislation on assisted suicide in Canada had been tabled. The government will move forward on this issue and hopes to have the legislation passed by June.
Minister Philpott called it a historic day for our country. Last year, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that the criminal code prohibition against assisted dying was unconstitutional and todays actions presumably mean that the debate is over.
The battle is just beginning.
The Liberal government was in a pickle. In the past, MP’s from every party have voted against this type of legislation and now they’re being forced by the Supreme Court, to act.
Expect more court battles to come and expect challenges to this legislation as soon as it’s passed.