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Attorney General of Canada announces government will appeal BC Supreme Court ruling on euthanasia

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Campaign Life Coalition applauds Justice Minister for appealing BC Supreme Court ruling

Toronto, ON,  July 13, 2012  -  Campaign Life Coalition is pleased with today’s response by the Attorney General of Canada to the BC Supreme Court Decision on assisted suicide. Justice Minister Hon Rob Nicholson announced today that “the Government of Canada will appeal the decision to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and will seek a stay of all aspects of the lower court decision.”

“We applaud Minister Rob Nicholson for upholding Canada’s law which protects vulnerable people from assisted suicide and euthanasia,” said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). “Across the nation, elderly and disabled citizens will breathe a sigh of relief. After all, they are the primary targets of the suicide lobby.” added Hughes.

“Justice Smith had legislated from the bench, so we’re glad to see the government assert its parliamentary superiority over this activist-judge“ said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer for CLC.  

Campaign Life Coalition is asking supporters to write to the Attorney General of Canada and thank him for appealing this radical judicial decree. 

 


About Campaign Life Coalition:
Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in political action and advocacy for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life and the family. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party. For more information visit www.campaignlifecoalition.com.


Media Contacts:
Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National Organizer,  416-204-9749  (1-800-730-5358 ) ex. 262
Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition, Project Manager, Tel: 416-204-9781


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