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Euthanasia bill passes second reading 235 to 75 after Trudeau Liberals shut down debate

The Liberals' controversial euthanasia bill resoundingly passed second reading Wednesday night by a 235 to 75 vote after the government passed a "guillotine" motion to close debate on the draft legislation after only two-and-a-half days.

The bill will now go to the House justice committee for study and possible amendments, before returning to the House for third and final reading.

Winnipeg Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette was the lone member of his party to vote against his government's bill, which has drawn fire from both pro and anti-euthanasia advocates. His decision to vote against shutting down debate drew him high praise from all three Opposition parties.

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