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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 3
Monday, April 25, 2022, 7:15 p.m. to 10:39 p.m.
Hon. Marc Garneau, Joint Chair (Liberal)
Hon. Yonah Martin, Joint Chair

Library of Parliament
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your subcommittee met on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

  1. That, unless otherwise specified, hearings held by the committee be divided into three one-hour panels;
  2. That all written briefs be submitted to the committee no later than Monday, May 9, 2022 at 4 p.m. and not exceed 1000 words;
  3. That the committee receive testimony from practitioners and family members on Monday, April 25, 2022 and on the theme of palliative care on Monday, May 2, 2022;
  4. That the themes be studied in the following order: palliative care, advance requests, disabilities, mature minors and mental health.

It was agreed, — That the First Report from the subcommittee be concurred in.

As an individual
• Audrey Baylis, Retired Registered Nurse
• K. Sonu Gaind, Professor
• Leonie Herx, Chair and Associate Professor, Palliative Medicine, Queen’s University and Chair, Royal College Specialty Committee in Palliative Medicine
• Alain Naud, Family and Palliative Care Physician
• Félix Pageau, Physician, Geriatrician and Ethicist, Université Laval
• Diane Reva Gwartz, Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care
Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers
• Stefanie Green, President, MAID Practitioner, Advisor to BC Ministry of Health
Canadian Nurses Association
• Tim Guest, Chief Executive Officer
• Barbara Pesut, Principal Research Chair Palliative and End of Life Care, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Pursuant to the orders of reference from the House of Commons on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 and from the Senate on Thursday, March 31, 2022, and subsection 5(1) of An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), the committee resumed the statutory review of the Act.

Félix Pageau, Stefanie Greene and Tim Guest made statements and, with Barbary Pesut, answered questions.

At 8:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Leonie Herx and Alain Naud made statements and answered questions.

At 9:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:14 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Audrey Baylist, Diane Reva Gwartz and K. Sonu Gaind made statements and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022 be on the topic of palliative care.

At 10:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Leif-Erik Aune,
Andrea Mugny
Joint clerks of the committee