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Choice in dying

I suggest a panel of informed people be given a limited period to consult citizens about end of life choices for dying and report to Cabinet at the end of this period. I suggest 3 months and 9 locations. The panel to consist of those free from any prior conflict of interest as in doctrinal allegiance to ant-euthanasia dogma or financial conflict as in investments in nursing home and private elder care for profit.

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Make palliative care a priority

Increase the palliative or hospice care beds in the province. This alleviates longterm care beds and hospital beds. With all the talk recently about euthanasia, it seems to be a drastic step from living to dying. The lack of hospice or palliative care in Ontario is deeply concerning. In Ottawa, with a population close to a million, we have only 23 palliative care beds. We will all die at some time and I believe that ...more »

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End of Life Decision-Making

All of the legislation, agencies, and processes that come into play in end-of-life decisions, particularly substitute decision-making, must be examined, refined and monitored very closely. Given ongoing debates about assisted suicide and euthanasia, the Supreme Court ruling today in the Rasouli life-support case which very properly endorses the important legislated role of the Ontario Consent & Capacity Board in end-of-life ...more »

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