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THE SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS


OTTAWA, Monday, May 16, 2022
(7)

[English]

Pursuant to the orders of the Senate of March 31, 2022 and May 4, 2022, and the orders of the House of Commons of March 30, 2022 and May 2, 2022, the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying met this day in room 225-A, West Block and with videoconference at 7:42 p.m. ET, the joint chairs, the Honourable Yonah Martin and the Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., presiding.

Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Dalphond, Kutcher, Martin, Mégie and Wallin (5).

Representing the House of Commons: Gary Anandasangaree, René Arseneault, Michael Barrett, Michael Cooper, the Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., Alistair MacGregor, James Maloney and Luc Thériault (8).

Representing the House of Commons by videoconference: The Honourable Hedy Fry, P.C. and Dominique Vien (2).

Other Members of the House of Commons present: Matthew Green (1).

Participating in the meeting: Julia Nicol and Marlisa Tiedemann, analysts, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the orders of the Senate of March 31, 2022 and May 4, 2022, and the orders of the House of Commons of March 30, 2022 and May 2, 2022, the committee continued its study on the review of the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application, including, but not limited to, issues relating to mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, the state of palliative care in Canada and the protection of Canadians with disabilities.

WITNESSES:

Disability Justice Network of Ontario:

Sarah Jama, Director General.

As individuals:

Ghislain Leblond, Former Deputy Minister (by videoconference);

Andrew Adams (by videoconference).

Sara Jama, Ghislain Leblond and Andrew Adams each made a statement and answered questions.

At 8:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the joint chairs.

ATTEST:

Leif-Erik Aune

Andrea Mugny

Joint Clerks of the Committee