Why is the Trudeau Government Ignoring Disabled Canadians on Assisted Suicide?

The Trudeau government’s assisted suicide legislation, Bill C-7, would expand access to assisted suicide to Canadians for whom death is not even “reasonably foreseeable”. Every major national disabilities organization in Canada is opposed to this massive expansion of the assisted suicide regime. Many feel that this proposed law discriminates against those living with disabilities because it undervalues their lives — leaving them with the impression they’d be “better off dead” (their words).

During our Senate Legal Committee Bill C-7 study, I ask Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough: Why is your Trudeau government still trying to push this bill through, against the wishes of so many disabled Canadians, when it will likely be struck down by the courts?