On January 13, the Minister of Justice, David Lametti announced the beginning of a review to revise MAID. It’s really in two parts – the first is a questionnaire to be included with the study of the Should be Should be Quebec Superior Court’s Ruling (Gladu and Truchon – September 2019). The Prime Minister has already announced the Federal Government will not appeal the Quebec Court’s decision and will look at ways to remove ‘other restrictions.’ The second part will begin in June and anything can happen. The study will encompass the Canadian College of Academies(CCA) report of last December. CCA had been commissioned to present problems(no suggestions nor solutions) respecting MAID’s exclusion of minors(under 18), those with mental health problems, and people with dementia.
I don’t expect a quick review (I may not live long enough).
As you might expect, I have prepared my recommendations based upon the need for MAID to be simpler, more caring, and administered with the dignity and privacy it deserves. My submission follows.