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Lobbyists are continuing to lobby the government’s controversial physician-assisted suicide Bill C-14 as it nears passage in the House this week and moves into the Senate. With just two sitting weeks left until the June 6 Supreme Court-imposed deadline to have a new law on the books regarding physician-assisted dying, the government is hoping to have the bill pass the report stage and third reading debate and be off to the Senate by the middle of this week. Lobbyists

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Lobbying on physician-assisted dying continues as new law nears passage

By Rachel Aiello      

Lobbyists say conversations will continue ‘right up until the final vote,’ while the Senate is seen as a ‘wildcard.’

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould pictured at the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on physician-assisted dying recently. Lobbying on this issue is expected to continue until legislation is passed. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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