Doherty Survey’s Constituents on Doctor Assisted Dying
Prince George, B.C. – Todd Doherty wants to know where you stand on Bill C-14, the Trudeau Liberals doctor assisted dying legislation.
The Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP has mailed out a questionnaire to all of his constituents to better find out.
“I’ve sat through every single minute of the debate – not because I was scheduled to, not because I had to, but because I felt that it’s a piece of legislation that is so important,” says Doherty.
As an MP, he says it’s important he canvas the entire riding and notes his office plans to look at every single response.
Doherty says it’s “concerning” that the government ended debate so abruptly on the matter noting parliamentarians have probably spent more time debating the words of our countries national anthem than this bill.
Other than his stated concern over the legislation, it’s still unclear where he stands though.
“I think we all have personal views on this, for me it’s as very tough one, it’s weighed very heavily on me. As a matter of fact, I called a pastor friend of mine last week because it weighs very heavily on me.
“I’ve seen loved ones suffer though terminal illness, I have an adult child that is cognitively challenged and there’s no safeguards in place for that kind of person. So regardless of what our personal views are, we need to make sure that we are hearing from Canadians and hearing from our constituents on it.”
The Senate is currently assessing the Bill. Doherty plans to reassess it once it returns with amendments to the House of Commons.