MP McLeod responds to medical assisted dying legislation

“This past year constituents have told me how highly complex and deeply sensitive this issue is for them"

OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo responded recently to the introduction of Bill C-14, Medical Assistance in Dying.

“This past year constituents have told me how highly complex and deeply sensitive this issue is for them,” said McLeod. “I promised that I would analyze this legislation thoroughly in hopes that it addressed some of their very serious concerns.”

The legislation states 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 advanced state of irreversible decline in capability.

“The dissenting report that was produced by Members of Parliament from the Conservative party included recommendations to exclude minors, include stringent safeguards to protect those with underlying medical health challenges; and recognize the risks involved with advanced directives,” stated McLeod. “All of these recommendations were included in Bill C-14.”


“Going forward, I will be studying the complexity of this legislation, particularly the protection of vulnerable populations and the conscience rights of workers and institutions in the health care sector. I look forward to participating and listening to the debate at second reading prior to making my decision on how to vote,” concluded McLeod.



Just Posted

Editor, The Times:

District of Clearwater invites local organizations to participate in Hockey Days

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

The wondrous benefits of canine therapy

Molly the dog has undergone extensive training so she can bring joy and healing to those she visits

Clearwater RCMP calls see slight decrease

Calls to the RCMP last year came in at 1,931 with 2017’s total calls for service coming in at 1,980

Clearwater band donates album proceeds to charity

Cal’s Cool Cats record first CD A Backward Glance

Barack Obama to speak at Vancouver event

Former U.S. president will speak with board of trade in March

Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Vancouver joins cities like Los Angeles and London

Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated

One cow from the South Selkirk herd and two from the Purcells were moved this week

‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘never said there was no collusion’

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates

Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put

Authorities have deployed heavy equipment to clear snow and fallen trees blocking the road to the monastery

Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2

Edmonton moves one point ahead of Vancouver

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Most Read