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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 102
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 7:04 p.m. to 10:08 p.m.
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Kelly Farrah, Analyst
• Tu-Quynh Trinh, Analyst
• Hon. Mark Holland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health
• Hon. Arif Virani, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice
As an individual
• Dr. Pierre Gagnon, Psychiatrist
• Dr. K. Sonu Gaind, Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité
• Georges L'Espérance, President
Dying with Dignity Canada
• Helen Long, Chief Executive Officer
Department of Health
• Jocelyne Voisin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
• Katarina Pintar, Director, Health Care Programs and Policy Directorate
Department of Justice
• Robert Brookfield, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
• Jeanette Ettel, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Section
Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the committee commenced its study of the subject matter of Bill C-62, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), No. 2.

Pierre Gagnon, K. Sonu Gaind, Georges l’Espérance and Helen Long made statements and answered questions.

At 8:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Ministers made statements and answered questions.

At 10:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Sing
Clerk of the committee