Conservative MPs made the following amendments to Bill C-7, which Liberal MPs rejected:
• Reinstating the 10-day reflection period when death is reasonably foreseeable, which is the current law;
• Maintaining the requirement for two independent witnesses when death is foreseeable;
• Ensuring doctors have expertise in a patient’s condition;
• Extending the reflection period when death is not reasonably foreseeable;
• Protecting vulnerable patients by requiring the patient to be the one who first requests information on medical assistance in dying; and
• Protecting conscience rights for healthcare professionals.
I will vote against C-7 and work to fix it after the next election.