Friday, August 14, 2015

Canada's provinces and territories establish expert group to advise on assisted dying

You might recall that the Canadian federal government established an external panel to advise it on legislative options on assisted dying. Telling the Supreme Court of Canada what he really thinks of it, Harper then stacked the panel with anti-choice activists.

Quite clearly Canada's provinces were unwilling to let that charade continue without doing something about it. Today, in a very welcome development, they announced a joint expert panel advising the provinces on how to respond to the Supreme Court judgment. It is a much larger panel consisting of experts with a wide variety of competencies, including nursing, medicine, law and ethics, and comprising of experts from across Canada.

I am certainly looking forward to the results this panel will produce.

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