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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 14
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8:45 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Bill Blair (Liberal)
• Sean Casey (Liberal)
• Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Christine Morris, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Josh Paterson, Executive Director
As an individual
• Joseph Arvay
• Harvey Max Chochinov, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
• Jennifer Gibson, Director and Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
• Graydon Nicholas, Former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
• Udo Schuklenk, Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics, Philosophy, Queen's 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).

Joseph Arvay, Graydon Nicholas and Udo Schuklenk made statements and answered questions.

At 9:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:51 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Harvey Max Chochinov, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Jennifer Gibson and Josh Paterson made statements and answered questions.

At 10:47 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee