The Prime Minister is standing firm on his government’s rejection of Senate amendments to its assisted-dying legislation.
The Liberal government rejected two of the Senate’s seven amendments, including allowing access to physician assisted death to patients who are not diagnosed as being terminal.
Justin Trudeau has essentially told the Senate thanks for hard work, but no thanks to these key changes.
“We respect the Senate’s perspective and highlighted that there are a number of things they proposed that we feel are improvements to the medical assistance in dying bill, which we gladly accept. We do not want to affect the fundamental balance that we achieved in this piece of legislation.”
The House has sent the assisted dying bill back to the Senate today by a vote of 190 to 108.
The Senate could vote on it, again, as early as tomorrow.