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2016-05-02 21:28 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Caregivers and health care professionals, Government bills, Health care system, Medical assistance in dying, Second reading

Aide médicale à mourir, Deuxième lecture, Soignants et professionnels de la santé, Système de soins de santé,

Mr. Speaker, palliative care is, indeed, a very important issue.

There are many people here who believe the bill goes too far. There are many others who do not believe it goes far enough, and I fall generally in that camp. I think we could do a lot more, but I appreciate the compromise presented in this bill.

The member for Spadina—Fort York who spoke earlier is correct in that anything we do will face further challenges. For better or for worse, I do not believe this file is ever going to be completely closed. It is too close to the hearts of too many people. I think all members can agree with that.

The member wants to resolve a number of conflicts she sees between the bill and the Supreme Court ruling. I am wondering if the member plans to submit amendments to achieve that very thing at committee, and if she agrees that the committee process is the best way to address these issues within the tight timelines we face.

Monsieur le Président, la question des soins palliatifs est effectivement très importante.

Bien des députés estiment que le projet de loi va trop loin. De nombreux autres pensent qu'il ne va pas assez loin. Je suis généralement de cet avis. Je crois que nous pourrions aller beaucoup plus loin, mais je suis content du compromis que représente le projet de loi.

Le député de Spadina—Fort York, qui a pris la parole tout à l'heure, a raison de dire que tout ce que nous ferons sera contesté. Que ce soit une bonne chose ou non, je ne pense pas que ce dossier sera un jour complètement clos. Cette question touche de trop près aux convictions intimes des gens. Je crois que tous les députés en conviendront.

La députée souhaite régler un certain nombre d'incompatibilités qu'elle voit entre le projet de loi et l'arrêt de la Cour suprême. Compte-t-elle saisir le comité d'amendements qui permettront de les régler? Admet-elle que l'étude en comité est la meilleure façon de régler ces questions, étant donné notre échéancier très serré?

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