Vote Details

Vote No. 61

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
SITTING NO. 57 - TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
Sponsor:
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock)
Motion:
Opposition Motion (Freedom of Conscience)

That, in the opinion of the House: (a) it is in the public interest to protect the freedom of conscience of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional who objects to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medical assistance in dying; (b) everyone has freedom of conscience and religion under section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; (c) a regime that would require a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional to make use of effective referral of patients could infringe on the freedom of conscience of those medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, pharmacists or any other health care professional; and (d) the government should support legislation to protect the freedom of conscience of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional
See the published vote in the Journals of Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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