(June 7, 2016) The CSPCP has endorsed Private Members Bill C-277, which was introduced by MP Marilyn Gladu. The bill asks government to implement a framework for palliative care in Canada, including the definition of services included; required training; and measures to ensure consistent access to palliative care across the Country. This bill recommends evaluating the advisability of amending the Canada Health Act to include palliative care as a covered service.
Please ask your MP to vote “yes” on Bill C-277. (To find your MP: go to this link and enter your postal code: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members. Your MP’s name will come up. Click on the name, and his/her email will be displayed).
To view the bill, click here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=8302439