Politics, Policy

Let’s not shoot our own leader in the foot, opposition parties ready to do it for us

Power has an incredible influence on party discipline and members are loathe to put a sitting prime minister into an embarrassing position.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and cabinet are in the midst of a major parliamentary pushback in their plan to pass assisted dying legislation before a June 6 court-imposed deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By SHEILA COPPS

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 30, 2016 12:00 AM

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