Federal government seeking opinions on medical assistance in death

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : January 15, 2020 10:00




Federal government seeking opinions on medical assistance in death

The federal government is seeking opinions on medical assistance in death. They have issued the press release, which states,

“Medical assistance in dying is a profoundly complex and personal issue for many Canadians across the country. It touches people and families facing some of the most difficult and painful times in their lives,” Lametti said in a news release.

“Our Government has committed to updating Canada’s legislation on medical assistance in dying in response to the Superior Court of Quebec’s decision in Truchon v. Attorney General of Canada. We have a responsibility to do this in a way that is compassionate, balanced, and reflects Canadians’ views on this important issue. The consultations we are launching today will allow us to hear directly from Canadians and guide the path forward,” he continued.