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Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont., Wednesday March 26, 2014.
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont., Wednesday March 26, 2014.
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Most Canadians support assisted suicide. Why politicians don’t

It’s not easy to get political parties of any stripe to take a stand on assisted suicide.

When Manitoba MP Steven Fletcher introduced two private member’s bills last week that would combine to give Canadians with incurable and intolerable diseases or disabilities more choice about end-of-life decisions, his own Conservative party made it clear he was on his own.