In today's column in The Globe and Mail, Tory lapdog John Ibbitson looks at the government's assisted dying law. He concludes the Trudeau Grits are acting just like the Harper Tories. I hate to say it but he's right.
The Liberal government’s handling of the bill resembled the Conservatives at their worst.
To bring the new federal law into compliance with the Supreme Court ruling on assisted dying, the government created a committee, which recommended measures to end the lives of, not only those dying from an intolerably painful illness, but those suffering from intolerable chronic or mental illness. Mature minors might also quality.
But the government calculated that the public was not prepared to go there, and so pared back the grounds for seeking a medically assisted death. Many observers warn that the government bill, as written, would be unlikely to survive a court challenge. So the Trudeau government is mimicking the Harper government in passing legislation that many authorities consider judicially invalid.
Potentially unconstitutional bills, warring over the hammer of closure and confusion in the Senate. Where have we heard that before?
He's right. You know it. I know it. Faced with a tough call - for his party, that is - Trudeau has, again, gone weak-kneed, incapable of doing the right thing. Once again he shows us that, when difficult, even perilous, problems arise, we can't count on him when we may need him most.