C-418 , 42nd Parliament, 1st session December 3, 2015, to September 11, 2019

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)
Short title: Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act
Bill type
Private Member’s Bill


Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Debate at second reading on May 29, 2019 (House of Commons)


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, October 30, 2018
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 30, 2018
Placed on the order of precedence on April 11, 2019
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
May 29, 2019
Sitting 422
Major speeches
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Consideration in committee
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Report stage
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Third reading
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First reading
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Second reading
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Third reading
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Recorded votes

House of Commons

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Speaker's rulings and statements

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Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
May 29, 2019 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 422) David Anderson (Conservative)
May 29, 2019 Response speech(Sitting 422) Arif Virani (Liberal)
May 29, 2019 Response speech(Sitting 422) Murray Rankin (NDP)


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