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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 6
Monday, May 9, 2022, 6:32 p.m. to 9:37 p.m.
Hon. Yonah Martin, Acting Chair
Hon. Marc Garneau, Joint Chair (Liberal)

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


Michael Cooper moved, — That the committee dedicate six hours to study the effectiveness, compliance, and enforceability of the legislated safeguards for Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada under both the C-14 and C-7 regimes.

It was agreed, — That the committee adjourn until Monday, May 16, 2022.

As an individual
• Louise Bernier, Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
• Laurent Boisvert, Physician
• Jocelyn Downie, University Research Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University
• Catherine Ferrier, Physician, Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University Health Centre
• Romayne Gallagher, Clinical Professor, Palliative Medicine, University of British Columbia
• Trudo Lemmens, Professor, Scholl Chair, Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
• Susan MacDonald, Associate Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, Memorial University
• Lilian Thorpe, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Institut de planification des soins du Québec
• Danielle Chalifoux, Lawyer and Chair
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.

Louise Bernier, Trudo Lemmens and Danielle Chalifoux made statements and answered questions.

At 7:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Jocelyn Downie, Catherine Ferrier and Susan MacDonald made statements and answered questions.

At 8:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:41 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Laurent Boisvert, Romayne Gallagher and Lilian Thorpe made statements and answered questions.

At 9:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

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