No Changing the Euthanasia Bill

for now:

The Trudeau government is insisting that medical assistance in dying should only be available to Canadians near death, showing no inclination to accept a Senate amendment to expand the right to those suffering from non-terminal conditions.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Senate amendment upsets the delicate balance the government has struck in Bill C-14 between respecting personal autonomy and protecting the vulnerable.

The amendment, passed late Wednesday, knocks out the central pillar underpinning the government’s proposed new law as assisted dying.

It deletes the requirement that only those whose natural death is “reasonably foreseeable” should be eligible to seek medical help to end their lives. And it replaces the bill’s restrictive eligibility standard with the more permissive criteria set out in last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling, which struck down the ban on medically assisted dying.

“The amendment that was passed last night is a significant one,” Wilson-Raybould said Thursday.

“It will broaden the regime of medical assistance in dying in this country and we have sought to ensure that we, at every step, find the right balance that is required for such a turn in direction.”

Health Minister Jane Philpott said she’s personally concerned the amendment would mean people suffering strictly from mental illnesses would be eligible for assisted dying — a group specifically excluded in Bill C-14.

“We stand by the cohesiveness, the integrity of the piece of legislation that we put forward, that strikes that balance that we believe is necessary, that has had broad public support, that has been supported in a vote in the House of Commons,” Philpott said.


You see – one builds up to killing just anyone.


  • G

    5 months from now – A JUDGE!!! (big “surprise” will rule that there is no difference between mental illness and physical illness so the mentally ill must be allowed euthanasia if they request it.

    • Micky C.

      Hopefully amend it again. We’ve always believed that liberalism is a mental disorder… I always love seeing someone foisted on their own petard.

  • ontario john

    Sorry all you little socialists, you will all have to wait to kill grandma so you can screw her cat.

  • andycanuck

    Use it on MP Belanger first. Before next Friday.

  • Tom Forsythe

    But they can’t think of a way to execute murderers that isn’t “cruel.”

  • mobuyus

    Can we now kill people that make us feel uncomfortable?

  • useless opinion

    And again……

  • Daviddowntown

    This sounds like a stalking horse.

  • WalterBannon

    The liberals are genocidal SCUMBAGS

  • Minicapt

    They should mandate a 10 year test period in which use of the law will be limited to MPs, Justices and senior civil servants. Once those have been thinned out, then we can have a proper discussion regarding the future.


  • ntt1

    give it a few years, if the criteria is being near death then i guess that includes all the oldsters being dumped in ERs by their millennial kids.