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Senators say assisted dying bill is too important to rush amid tight timeline for Red Chamber

By Neil Moss      

Progressive Senator Pierre Dalphond says it is 'unrealistic' for the Senate to pass Bill C-7 before the Dec. 18 judicial deadline and is urging the government to ask for an extension.

Conservative Senator Denise Batters, left, and Progressive Senator Pierre Dalphond, right, say Bill C-7 is too important to rush through the Senate, as Independent Senator and Senate sponsor Chantal Petitclerc, centre, says she is 'realistically optimistic' about passing the bill. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

With less than two weeks until the Red Chamber rises for the year, a fast-approaching deadline looms over the legislative timeline for the feds’ amended assisted dying bill as the government pushes for swift passage, but one Progressive Senator is calling the time frame “unrealistic.”

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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