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Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying
Parliament of Canada (January-February, 2016)

Witness Presentations, Meetings 8-12

Parliament Hill
Meetings

Witnesses were heard during 10 Committee meetings.  Witness lists and links to full videos and transcripts of the meetings are provided below.  In addition, edited videos showing discussion relevant to freedom of conscience are provided under each meeting.


Meeting No. 8
1 February, 2016  | Video | Transcript
  • British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
    • Josh Paterson, Executive Director
    • Grace Pastine, Litigation Director
  • Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
    • Jay Cameron, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Dying With Dignity Canada
    • Wanda Morris, Chief Executive Officer
    • Shanaaz Gokool, Chief Operating Officer and National Campaigns Director
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
    • Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada
    • Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer
    • Debbie Benczkowski, Chief Operating Officer
Edited videos
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
Josh Paterson
[EV Transcript]
BC Civil Liberties Association
Josh Paterson, Grace Pastine
[EV Transcript]
Dying with Dignity Canada
Wanda Morris
[EV Transcript]
College of Family Physicans of Canada
Dr. Francine Lemire
[EV Transcript]
JCCF, BCCLA, DWD
Re: Canadian Medical Association Proposal
[EV Transcript]

Meeting No. 9
1 February, 2016  | Video | Transcript
  • Canadian Cancer Society
    • Gabriel Miller, Director, Public Issues
    • Kelly Masotti, Assistant Director, Public Issues
  • First Nations University of Canada
    • Carrie Bourassa, Professor, Indigenous Health Studies
Edited videos
Canadian Cancer Society
Gabriel Miller
[EV Transcript]

Meeting No. 10
2 February, 2016 | Video | Transcript
  • As an individual
    • Carolyn Ells, Associate Professor, Medicine, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University
  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
    • Sharon Baxter, Executive Director
  • Dying With Dignity Canada
    • Derryck Smith, Chair of Physicians Advisory Council
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
    • Dr. Douglas Grant, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
    • Marjorie Hickey, Legal Counsel
  • Criminal Lawyers' Association
    • Leo Russomanno, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel
  • Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
    • Dr. Alika Lafontaine, President
Edited videos
Appearing as an Individual
Carolyn Ells
[EV Transcript]
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Sharon Baxter
[EV Transcript]
Dying with Dignity Canada
Dr. Derryk Smith
[EV Transcript]
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia
Dr. Douglas (Gus) Grant
[EV Transcript]
Criminal Lawyers' Association
Leo Russomanno
(Including comment by Dr. Grant & Ms. Hickey)
[EV Transcript]
DWD, Ells, CHPCA
Referral / Transfer of Care
[EV Transcript]

Meeting No. 11
3 February, 2016 | Video | Transcript
  • Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience
    • Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Toronto
    • Laurence Worthen, Executive Director, Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
  • Canadian Unitarian Council
    • Vyda Ng, Executive Director
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    • Dr. Tarek Rajji, Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry
    • Kristin Taylor, Vice-President, Legal Services 
  • Canadian Paediatric Society
    • Dr. Dawn Davies, Chair, Bioethics Committee
    • Mary J Shariff, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean Academic, University of Manitoba
  • Canadian Council of Imams
    • Imam Sikander Hashmi, Spokesperson
Edited videos
Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience
Thomas Cardinal Collins, Laurence Worthern
[EV Transcript]
Canadian Unitarian Council
Vyda Ng
[EV Transcript]
Canadian Council of Imams
Imam Sikander Hashmi
[EV Transcript]

Meeting No 12
4 February, 2016  | Video | Transcript
  • DisAbled Women's Network of Canada
    • Carmela Hutchison, President
  • Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Legal Assisted Dying Society
    • Margaret Birrell, President
    • Angus M. Gunn, Counsel
  • As an individual
    • Margaret Somerville, Professor, McGill University
  • The Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Canadian Association for Community Living
    • Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President
  • As an individual
    • Gerald Chipeur, Lawyer
  • Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
    • Dr. John Soles, President
Edited videos
Alliance of People with Disablities (Who Support)
Angus M. Gunn
[EV Transcript]
Appearing as an Individual
Professor Margaret Somerville
[EV Transcript]
Canadian Medical Protective Association
Dr. Hartley Stern
[EV Transcript]
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
Dr. John Soles
[EV Transcript]

 

 

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