MP Michael Cooper (St. Albert-Edmonton) is holding a constituency townhall meeting on Bill C-14, the Government’s medical assistance in dying legislation. Cooper served as a Co-Vice Chair of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying to provide recommendations to the Government on a legislative response to the Supreme Court’s Carter decision on medical assistance in dying. Cooper, along with the other Conservative MPs on the Committee issued a dissenting report.
“Bill C-14 is a significant improvement from the main report of the Special Joint Committee,” said Cooper. Cooper continued: “However, there are several areas where the legislation falls short, including inadequate safeguards for persons for with underlying mental health challenges and the absence of conscience protections for physicians and allied health professionals. As I weigh the pros and cons of the legislation, I want to hear the views of my constituents on the highly complex and deeply sensitive issue of medical assistance in dying. Tonight’s forum is part of the important conversation that I am having with the people of St. Albert-Edmonton, as I decide how to vote.”
The townhall meeting will be held tonight, April 28, at the St. Albert Inn (156 St. Albert Rd., Ridgewood Room) commencing at 7:00 p.m.
For further information, media may contact:
Office of Michael Cooper, M.P.