Canadian government consultation on legislative options for Assisted Dying begins

Alex Schadenberg

Alex Schadenberg

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

The consultation website is now online.

On July 17, the Canadian government announced the appointment of an expert panel to examine the Supreme Court of Canada assisted suicide decision, to enable groups and individuals to be part of a consultation and to make recommendations to the government concerning legislative options for assisted suicide legislation.

The panel is composed of Dr Harvey Chochinov, a psychiatrist and palliative care specialist, Catherine Frazee, a disability rights leader and former co-director of the Ryerson Institute for disability studies, and Benoit Pelletier, a law professor at the University of Ottawa.

The consultation website is now online in English and Francais.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is urging all of our supporters to "sign up" for the consultation notifications on the main page of the consultation website and entering the required information.

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