Justice Minister turns to Supreme Court for advice on controversial bill
(CP) - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is looking for the Supreme Court of Canada's advice on a bill aimed at preventing genetic discrimination.
Bill S-201 received final approval in the House of Commons on Wednesday, March 8th, despite the prime minister's belief that it's unconstitutional.
The bill is aimed at ensuring Canadians can get genetic tests without fear they'll be penalized when it comes to getting a job or health insurance.
Wilson-Raybould says it intrudes on provincial jurisdiction to regulate the insurance industry.