Saturday, April 12, 2014

Voters in Quebec have spoken out against euthanasia, but that doesn't mean the issue has died.

The following article was pubished by OneNewsNow on Friday April 11, 2014.

Alex Schadenberg
Quebec lawmakers were considering legalizing euthanasia before the election was called.

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition tells OneNewsNow the election this week does not reflect public opinion on just one issue.
"I think there were many issues that had Quebecers vote against this government," Schadenberg advises. "The fact is though is that it's a big victory for people opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide because the ideological push for euthanasia has now been lessened in a serious manner."
OneNewsNow reported Wednesday that an effort by some to separate Quebec from Canada was defeated at the polls.
Even though the Quebec Liberals won a majority government over the separatists in the election, there are a few members of the Liberal Party that support euthanasia.
"The other sad factor in Canada is the issue of euthanasia will be going to the Supreme Court of Canada on October 14 this year," Schadenberg tells OneNewsNow. "So no matter what happens, the issue of euthanasia will be front and center in the Canadian context."
Also capturing the attention of Quebec voters was a proposal to bar government employees from wearing symbols of their faith such as the cross on the job.

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