CBC needs new editors
CBC reported earlier in September that MP Francine Lalonde will not be running for re-election due to bone cancer. I pray she fights this disease as she did in the past. However, one part of the article struck me:
Lalonde made a name for herself in politics after introducing a private member’s bill that would allow euthanasia and assisted suicide under strict conditions.
I’m not sure what the CBC’s definition of stricit conditions is, but here are the actual facts about Bill C-384 from Alex Schadenberg:
– The fact is that Bill C-384 would have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with mental or physical pain,
– You did not have to be terminally ill and it didn’t define terminal illness.
– It was not limited to Canadian citizens.
– It defined competent as “appearing to be lucid.”
I would say the CBC needs new editors. Or, at the very least, they need to take 5 minutes and do a google search.