OTTAWA, Dec 1 ( – Despite the failure of Maurice Vellacott’s conscience legislation to get the full hearing it deserved in Parliament on November 18, the Saskatchewan MP’s efforts and House of Commons speech on the bill have laid the groundwork for future initiatives on this issue. 

The future may not be long in coming if the Senate conscience bill makes its way through Parliament in a timely fashion. Also, in late-breaking news, Mr. Vellacott contacted LifeSite to report that his bill can be reintroduced in its current form, but with a new number.

His bill first entered the schedule of Parliamentary business after being drawn through the traditional random draw process for Private Members’ Business. That process does not have an agreement that a bill will be ruled votable if it has the signatures of 100 supporting MPs. 

Since Vellacott’s bill has collected the support of 100 MPs under a relatively new agreement, his bill is still in the line-up of proposed legislation to be drawn from that additional process he says, following confirmation from Parliamentary officials. 

For more see today’s LifeSite Special Report at: 

Second Chance For Conscience Legislation Possible


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