Ottawa: All major parties in the House of Commons are indicating that they will support a bill brought by the Liberal government to delay the spread of medical aid to prevent death due to mental distress.
The debate on the bill will begin this week by MPs and it is likely to be passed soon.
The bill is likely to be passed before the scheduled deadline, mid-March. The Bill to decriminalise death by medical aid, passed in March 2021, had provisions that only this demand of patients with mental distress could be expanded.
But now Justice Secretary David T. Lametti wants to expand it further so that more consultations can be done to handle the cases of such patients and to better prepare the health care system.
The Conservatives say they support the bill. Meanwhile, the NDP and bloc Quebecois have also indicated their support for the bill.