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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 13
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:01 p.m. to 9:43 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Peter Fragiskatos for Ron McKinnon (Liberal)
• Garnett Genuis for Hon. Rob Nicholson (Conservative)
• Rachael Harder for Hon. Rob Nicholson (Conservative)
• Mark Warawa for Hon. Rob Nicholson (Conservative)
• Harold Albrecht (Conservative)
• Bill Blair (Liberal)
• Sean Casey (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
• Julia Beazley, Director, Public Policy
• Bruce Clemenger, President
Canadian Medical Association
• Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism
• Cindy Forbes, President
Canadian Nurses Protective Society
• Elaine Borg, Legal Counsel
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
• Jay Cameron, Barrister and Solicitor
Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers
• Greg DelBigio
• Richard Fowler
Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia
• Catherine Ferrier, President
Canadian Council of Imams
• Sikander Hashmi, Spokesperson
Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
• Maureen Klenk, Past President
Canadian Association of Retired Persons
• Wanda Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President of Advocacy
Canadian Nurses Association
• Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy
Living With Dignity
• Michel Racicot, Vice-President
As an individual
• Gary Bauslaugh, Free Lance Writer
• Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University
• Trudo Lemmens, Professor, Scholl Chair, Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
• Dianne Pothier, Professor Emeritus, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying).

Cindy Forbes, Jeff Blackmer, Michel Racicot and Catherine Ferrier made statements and answered questions.

At 4:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Wanda Morris made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 5:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:47 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Maureen Klenk, Carolyn Pullen, Dianne Pothier and Elaine Borg made statements.

At 6:08 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:46 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Trudo Lemmens made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 7:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:43 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Bruce Clemenger, Julia Beazley, Richard Fowler, Greg DelBigio and Gary Bauslaugh made statements and answered questions.

At 8:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:48 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Jocelyn Downie, Sikander Hashmi and Jay Cameron made statements and answered questions.

At 9:43 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee