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LeBlanc changes strategy on assisted-suicide vote after ‘listening to colleagues in caucus and elsewhere’

By Abbas Rana, Rachel Aiello      

Sources say a number of MPs were uncomfortable with the party’s decision, but the House leadership promises to keep MPs in the loop when the time comes.

Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc says he backtracked on whipping a vote on assisted-suicide because of discussions with 'a number of our colleagues both in caucus and elsewhere.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, who recently backed away from whipping the House vote on doctor-assisted suicide saying it's too early to determine how the vote will go without seeing the bill first, said he did so after "listening to colleagues in caucus and elsewhere," but several Liberal MPs say he hasn't explained the change of heart and hope caucus will have a full discussion before any final decision is made. Liberal MPs were told at the start of the

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