Is an hour to review requested data enough time before beginning a debate on the subject? The Wildrose Opposition say, “No.”
On Monday the Wildrose requested additional information regarding the government’s plan to integrate the anticipated federal physician assisted dying law. Regarding the late day delivery of information by the government on Tuesday, Opposition Health Critic MLA Drew Barnes says, “We are disappointed to see the government taking such legislative shortcuts that undermine the democratic process.”
Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne says the government was only honoring that request for information.
“We decided to do this because our colleagues in Opposition indicated they wanted to have input on the draft framework in addition to the guiding priciples in the motion that I tabled yesterday (Monday). We were happy to make this happen.”
Bill C-14 has passed through the House of Commons and is now before the Senate.