Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ziad Aboultaif's Organ Donor Registry Bill Defeated Because Of 'Petty Politics': Conservatives

Health Minister Jane Philpott speaks in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP)

OTTAWA — The Liberal government rejected a Conservative MP's bill this week that sought to establish a national organ donor registry.

The Tories said the Grits could have "helped save hundreds of Canadian lives" but instead chose to defeat a bill "for absolutely no other reason than partisanship."

"The Liberals should be ashamed that they chose to play petty politics over the well-being of those who need an organ transplant," Oshawa MP Colin Carrie said. Continue reading
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