In 2015, following the Carter decision, the CSPCP formed a working group for Physician-Hastened Death. The purpose of the Working Group is to support the Board to advocate for palliative care physicians and their patients as we prepare for changing legislation regarding physician hastened death.
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The Working Group concluded its work in June 2016.
Chair: Dr. Monica Branigan, Toronto
Dr. Margaret Cottle, New Westminster
Dr. James Downar, Toronto
Dr. Robin Fainsinger, Edmonton
Dr. John Scott, Ottawa
Dr. Stephen Singh, Brantford
Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur, Ottawa
Dr. Anna Voeuk, Edmonton
Dr. Irene Ying, Toronto