has a story on how MP Rod Bruinooge (C, Winnipeg South) is disappointed that Bloc MP Francine Lalonde keeps trading dates to prevent a vote on C-384, her private member’s bill that, if passed, would legalize abortion. Bruinooge said, “I was looking forward to seeing this bill defeated,” and he suggested that Lalonde will continue pushing back the date for a vote on C-384. The thinking is that she has nowhere near the votes to get it passed but doesn’t want to see it defeated and would prefer not to have to pull it from consideration. My guess is that she is hoping for a new case of a terminally ill or disabled patient seeking doctor-assisted suicide to appear between now and a possible vote in the hope that a publicity campaign surrounding a sympathetic patient will be enough to change political opinion on the issue.