The federal government is looking to change Canada’s assisted dying laws following a Quebec court decision finding a part of it to be unconstitutional (which many, many people told them). But will the expanded access come with new barriers?
As USMCA passes the US Senate, we look at what it changes from NAFTA and whether this is good for Canada.
Then we look at the latest in what has been a wild week of who’s in and who’s out of the Conservative leadership race and whether it’s just coming down to the Peter MacKay coronation.
But first we start with a new format of rounding up the latest in BC politics. Notably, the mini cabinet shuffle, some follow ups on the impasse between the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the news that Uber and Lyft are arriving in Vancouver, while the taxi industry’s Kater gets shut out.
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- B.C. cabinet shuffle: Here’s what changed, and what didn’t
- Ex-Mayor of Sidney call for Adam Olsen’s resignation
- Former Sidney mayor Steven Price defeated in surprising election result
- APTN Nation to Nation interview
- WCEL analysis of injunction ruling
- Indigenous pipeline supporters slam human-rights advocates over Coastal GasLink stance
- Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply & Affordability
- Once proposed as ski resort: B.C.’s Jumbo Glacier turned over to First Nation
- Province looking at steps to dissolve Jumbo resort municipality
- Municipality with no residents being shut down by BC government
- Uber, and Lyft approved – Passenger Transportation Board press release [pdf]
- PDF with links to Uber, Lyft, Kater decisions
Segment 1: MAiD to order
- Online government survey on medical aid in dying sees record-breaking response
- New survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law
- Challenging the Quebec End-of-Life Legislation and Medically-Assisted Dying in Truchon
- Leger/Canadian Press poll
- Questionnaire Medical Assistance in Dying – Share Your Views Online reply by Monday at midnight
- BC Humanist Association: Tell the Government to expand access to MAID
- BC Civil Liberties Association Urgent: Can you help us protect the right to die with dignity?
- Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops link
Segment 2: Much ado about NAFTA
- Grassley signs USMCA, sending it to Trump’s desk
- Canada PM wants USMCA deal ratified quickly, opposition says not so fast
- Tax Notes podcast episode
- Why some experts say scrapping part of NAFTA’s Ch. 11 is Canada’s biggest win with USMCA
- More details on Wikipedia
Conservative leadership roundup
- Conservative leadership race grows as two more candidates announce their entry
- Conservative leadership wide open after Rona Ambrose bows out
- Jean Charest blasts Quebec’s anti-corruption unit for ‘fishing expedition’ into his past
- Pierre Poilievre Out
- Richard Décarie says LGBTQ is a “Liberal” term and being gay is a “choice”
- The strange tale of the paid protesters supporting Meng Wanzhou at her trial
- Report finds 30% of federal inmates are indigenous
- NDP delays national convention and leadership review to focus on finances
- Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Victoria’s appeal on plastic bag ban
- Chris Selley on Trudeau’s ‘Donutgate’: Five people complaining on Twitter does not make a scandal