We haven’t communicated directly for some time, so I thought I’d try to bring you up to date. You know I’m most interested in meeting with Minister Lametti and his panel for the scheduled review of MAID legislation. On March 5, I was honoured to be part of a CBC TV National review panel on MAID in company with David Lametti et al. About eight persons representing various needs for MAID were also present. Susan Desjardin of the DWDC Board very ably assisted Lametti in questioning and responding to the panel. It took a whole hour, and I was pleased. Each panellist was able to present at least one concern to Lametti.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has intervened. The show was planned for broadcast on March 11 when Lametti and the government were expected to respond to the Superior Court of Quebec. Well, Lametti got a four-month extension, and the pandemic happened. Our panel review has been postponed indefinitely. I’ll advise when I know more.
Since we have to wait for governmental attention to return to MAID, I wrote the following plea to itemize the issues which I’d like to discuss with the planned and scheduled Review of MAID in June.
I’m not sending this to the media or Lametti yet. We need to get the door open again, but the world will move on. When I have the right moment, I’ll send it. However, if anything in my plea can serve you in any way, please go ahead and use it. And I’ll be glad to talk/email with anyone.
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