Couillard to re-introduce dying with dignity, accommodation legislation

Philippe Couillard
Angelica Montgomery / CJAD

The premier-elect, Philippe Couillard, says his government's first actions will be focused on the economy.

But he has other items on his to-do list. He's pledging to re-introduce the bill that will legalize medically assisted death.

He also plans to create a new bill to deal with religious accommodation and fundamentalism, that he says will be based on consensus.

"It's unfortunate that we could not do this in the fall. Every body agrees that faces should be uncovered and accommodations should be better defined," says Couillard.

The Liberal leader says he will also ask the auditor general to review the state of Quebec's balance sheets.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Eric posted on 04/08/2014 07:08 PM
    Here are some other priorities.
    1. Roll back that Hydro Quebec increase.
    2. Increase tuition to help fund education.
    3. Get rid of the School boards and reduce/eliminate school taxes.
    4. Put back the Canadian flag in the legislature.
    5. Eliminate the OLF, use that money for better things
    1. I Speak E F posted on 04/09/2014 08:10 AM
      @Eric I'm voting for Eric come next election.
  2. Leo posted on 04/09/2014 08:54 AM
    Hey Eric,

    Come back to the real world.

    1) Hydro in Quebec is now the cheapest in America. Deal with it. Even you get a raise now and then, don't you?

    2) This is a good idea, but the increases will be offset by the rebuilding costs after the relentless student revolutions destroy all of downtown. Remember, we live in a modern society where social media rounds up extremists in seconds, our laws are too soft. So the extremists win all the time.

    3) Sure, good idea, because we believe that since education should be available to all, teachers should be made to work for free. Get real dude!

    4)This is ok.



showing all comments

Share this article: