Bruce Stanton’s Submission to Minister Wilson-Raybould on Physician-Assisted Dying
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Department of Justice
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8
Dear Minister Wilson-Raybould,
Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to provide the federal government with a four-month extension to craft new legislation in response to the Carter vs. Canada (Attorney General) ruling, I undertook consultations on this issue with experts, stakeholders and other interested groups and individuals in my riding of Simcoe North. I’m pleased to provide their input to you for your consideration as you draft new legislation on this issue.
As you will note when reviewing this submission, and as we saw in the testimony before the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM), there is a diversity of opinions on this subject. I’ve done my best to report what I heard to you, without any editorializing on my part. My goal here is not to duplicate the fine work that the PDAM committee did, but rather to supplement it and inform you about the thoughts, questions and concerns that people expressed to me about this subject.
Thank you for your consideration.
Bruce Stanton, MP