QP: C-14

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister, and I want to start by quoting this from yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Alberta court of appeal. It states:

The declaration of invalidity on Carter does not require that the applicant be terminally ill. The decisions itself is clear. No words in it suggest otherwise. The interpretation urged on us by the Government of Canada is not sustainable.

In light of this, would the government be willing to entertain the amendments now before this place at report stage to ensure that Bill C-14 is compliant with the charter?

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau: Mr. Speaker, one of the things that came out of that Alberta decision was, indeed, the need for a proper framework whereby requests for medical assistance in dying can be evaluated. That is why, in the bill we put forward, there was a strong favourite for consultation of physicians and participation in that.

With regard to amendments, they have already been studied at committee and we have made our determinations around those.