OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo is inviting constituents to share their thoughts regarding Bill C-14, Medical Assistance in Dying, in an informal discussion.
“In the coming weeks I will be called upon to vote on this highly complex issue. I want to give everyone the opportunity to have their say and will be holding small roundtable discussions next week in the riding,” said McLeod. “Anyone wanting to participate in the process is welcome to register with my office.”
The legislation introduced recently stated that there should be a choice of medically-assisted death for adults who are suffering intolerably and for whom death is reasonably foreseeable. Those eligible to seek that help must be mentally competent, 18 or older, have a serious and incurable disease, illness or disability and be in an advance state of irreversible decline in capability.
“The clock is ticking very quickly on this issue. The Supreme Court has only given the government until June 6 to pass legislation,” said McLeod.