House Justice Committee chair vows not to ‘impose’ personal views on assisted-dying law
By Rachel AielloApr. 25, 2016
Liberal MP Anthony Housefather says, despite his personal views, his job is to ensure Charter rights are respected.
Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, top right, is chair of the House Justice and Human Rights Committee studying the government’s assisted-dying legislation, Bill C-14. The other members are: Conservative MP Ted Falk, NDP MP Murray Rankin, Liberal Chris Bittle, Conservative MP Michael Cooper, Liberal Colin Fraser, Liberal Ahmed Hussen, Liberal Iqra Khalid, and Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
The chair of the House committee tasked with studying and possibly amending the government’s controversial assisted dying legislation says it’s not something he would ever seek or help someone do.
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