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432-00258 (Health)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED RESIDENTS OF CANADA, draw the attention of the House to the following:

THAT in the 41st Parliament, the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to create a national strategy on palliative care to ensure every Canadian has access to high quality palliative care at the end of life;

THAT in Carter v Canada (AG), the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that competent and consenting adults who have a grievous and irremediable medical condition that causes enduring and intolerable suffering should be allowed to access physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia;

THAT it is impossible for a person to give informed consent to assisted suicide/euthanasia if appropriate palliative care is unavailable to them. THEREFORE your petitioners call upon Parliament to establish a National Strategy on Palliative Care.

Presented to the House of Commons
Arnold Viersen (Peace River—Westlock)
November 23, 2020 (Petition No. 432-00258)
Photo - Arnold Viersen
Peace River—Westlock
Conservative Caucus
Alberta

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