Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wasted no time in leading Canada into a hard shift to the left after almost a decade under the leadership of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Whether it’s insisting on pulling combat aircraft out of the air war in Iraq, or shifting into neutral on pipelines, or borrowing billions more than he said he would to “invest in social infrastructure” — Trudeau is changing the political and social landscape of the country.
In the past few weeks Trudeau has given support to several positions on social issues that continue on this left-leaning path. The Canadian House of Commons approved an assisted suicide bill on Tuesday, sending the legislation on to the Senate. MP’s voted 186-137 in favor of Bill C-14 which stipulates that physician assisted suicide may be permitted for those who are at least 18 years old, have a “irremediable medical condition,” have made a voluntary request without pressure to end their life, and sign a form giving their consent. It also removes any criminal penalties against physicians or pharmacists who assist in the person’s death. FULL REPORT