Opposition Leaders on Medical Assistance in Dying Bill
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill about his party’s opposition day motion, which is set to be debated in the House of Commons. Conservatives are pressing the Liberal government to include in its next federal budget sector-specific pandemic support, more help for small and medium businesses, and repayable loans (with conditions) to Canada’s airlines. O’Toole also faces questions from reporters on the medical-assistance-in-dying bill (C-7), the party’s upcoming policy convention, and on the misconduct allegations against Canada’s top military leaders.
At a press conference on Parliament Hill, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet outlines his party’s position on the medical-assistance-in-dying bill (C-7). He says his party would support fast-tracking the bill and vote in favor of the government’s possible motion to limit debate, in order to pass the bill before a court-imposed deadline of March 26.
During a virtual press conference, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh highlights the party’s plan to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic