A press release from MP Rod Bruinooge (C, Winnipeg South):

Francine Lalonde moves to prevent MPs from defeating her euthanasia bill, for now

Today, Members of Parliament were prevented from defeating bill C-384, which proposes legalized euthanasia. Francine Lalonde, the Bloc MP who created the bill, delayed the scheduled vote.

Bill C-384 was scheduled to come before the House for second reading today. The bill calls for the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

“I was looking forward to seeing this bill defeated,” said MP Rod Bruinooge, Chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus. “Canada needs to maintain a legal position regarding euthanasia that protects the most vulnerable and respects the value of life.”

The majority of MPs were expected to vote against the bill, but were prevented from doing so when Lalonde delayed voting on the bill for the third time.

Bill C-384 is now scheduled for debate on February 2 with Second Reading vote on February 3.

“Will Lalonde delay the bill again, or will she finally let democracy play out and allow MPs to vote on her bill?”