Lalonde successfully battled bone cancer a few years ago. She has reported that the cancer is spreading rapidly.
We hope that the cancer will once again go into remission and Lalonde will receive the best medical care.
As for the coverage by the CBC, they stated that:
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.
Bill C-384 was defeated 228-59 in a vote earlier this year.
- 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."
- and much more.
The CBC would do us a great service by reporting the news and not trying to redefine the news.
Link to the CBC news article: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/09/13/bloc-mp-francine-lalonde.html