Canada's Original Think Tank

May 14, 2014—End of life care

May 14, 2014—End of life care

We are opening our Caucus doors to Canadians. Each Open Caucus will provide an opportunity to learn, discuss and debate issues of national importance.


We once again opened our doors and continued to learn, discuss and debate issues of national importance. This effort is hosted by the Senate Liberal Caucus but is non-partisan.

Our May 14, 2014 meeting was held on the contentious topic of end of life care choices. With our aging population, the numbers in need of end of life options will only increase. We looked at and discussed different choices, including hospice palliative care and physician assisted suicide. Canadians are calling on parliament to have a discussion and we would like to begin that discussion in open forum. How we treat Canadians in their last days is an important reflection of Canadian society as a whole.

Speakers Included:

  • The Honourable Steven Fletcher, P.C., M.P.
  • Dr. Derryck Smith, Director, Dying with Dignity
  • David Baker and Amy Hasbrouck, Canadian Association for Community Living
  • Rick Firth, Vice President, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association


This meeting was held:
Wednesday May 14th, 2014
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Room 160S, Centre Block

To listen to the audio of this meeting please choose one of the options below:

Floor feed (English and French)

English only

French only


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