The federal government’s assisted dying bill has been passed by the House of Commons.
Members of Parliament voted 186-137 in favour of Bill C-14 on Tuesday evening.
The controversial bill will now move to the Senate where it’s expected amendments will be sought.
However despite the step forward, it is still thought that the bill will not be passed by Monday, June 6th, the day the ban on assisted dying is formally lifted.
The bill must be debated by senators at second reading, several witnesses must also yet be heard from and possible amendments considered before a vote is held.
That vote is expected to take place towards the end of next week at the earliest.