Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Joint Committee on Doctor-Assisted Suicide Dying Sets First Meeting for Monday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Joint Committee on Doctor-Assisted Suicide Dying Sets First Meeting for Monday

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Assisted death panel to meet Monday

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OTTAWA - The joint parliamentary committee that's examining the divisive issue of doctor-assisted death has scheduled its first meeting for next Monday.

A list of 11 MPs who will sit on the panel was released today.

The MPs include six Liberals, three Conservatives and two New Democrats, all of whom will join five senators on the panel who were named earlier.

Three of the senators are Conservatives and two are independent Liberals.

The panel is to consult Canadians on how to bring in a new law on assisted dying that addresses the constitutional issues raised in a landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling last year.

The court recognized the right of consenting adults enduring intolerable physical or mental suffering to end their lives with a doctor's help. …

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