Mulcair urges Supreme Court reference to test assisted dying law

(Chris WattieReuters)

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is joining the chorus urging the federal government to refer its proposed new law on medical assistance in dying to the Supreme Court.

Mulcair says he’ll vote for the bill because he believes Parliament should meet the June 6 deadline set by the top court for enacting a new law.

But he says there are “shortcomings” in the restrictive approach the government is taking, raising legitimate questions as to whether it respects the...

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