Now a quadriplegic following a car accident, former conservative minister, Stephen Fletcher, intends to present two draft parliamentary bills in an attempt to authorise assisted suicide. Both bills "oppose the conservative government’s policy on this matter".
A similar bill was presented in 2010 by MP Mrs. Lablonde, who has since died from cancer. This bill was unanimously rejected.
In response to both draft bills proposed by former minister, Stephen Fletcher, Justice Minister Peter MacKay confirmed that, "I believe this is a very personal and highly controversial subject that Parliament has already addressed in the not so distant past. Parliament clearly expressed its views at the time and I am in no hurry to relaunch the debate".