Doctor assisted dying draws mixed reaction in Kamloops

By Jessica Lepp
February 26, 2016 - 2:56pm Updated: February 26, 2016 - 5:35pm

KAMLOOPS — A long awaited report from a special parliamentary committee is recommending the government take a relatively permissive attitude toward doctor assisted dying in Canada .

The report makes 21 recommendations including Canadians who have been diagnosed with debilitating conditions should have the right to make an advance request for medical aid and that assisted death shouldn't be limited to physical conditions but also include psychiatric conditions.

The age for consent has raised red flags amongst Conservative Members of Parliament who feel the report doesn't protect the vulnerable population.

The MP for the Kamloops Thompson Cariboo Cathy McLeod says she doesn't approve of the recommendation that minors should be able to give informed consent for doctor assisted suicide .

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