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CSPCP asks MPs to vote Yes to C-277

Private Member’s Bill C-277, An act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, is scheduled for vote (“third reading”) in the House of Commons on Tuesday, May 9th. The CSPCP is a strong and consistent advocate for this bill. A recent example is Dr. David Henderson’s presentation to the federal government’s Standing Committee on Health: https://www.cspcp.ca/cspcp-advocates-to-accept-bill-c-277-march-7-2017/

On Monday, May 8th, the CSPCP sent a message to all MPs in Canada urging them to vote Yes to C-277. If it passes, it will be a significant step toward improving access to high-quality palliative care for all Canadians. Thank you to Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu for putting the private members’ bill forward.

Message to MPs:

English: https://www.cspcp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Vote-Yes-to-C-277.pdf
French: https://www.cspcp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Projet-de-loi-C-277.pdf

CSPCP Advocates to accept Bill C-277 (March 7, 2017)

CSPCP President David Henderson and Standing Committee on Health Chair Bill Casey.

CSPCP President Dr. David Henderson was invited by the federal government’s Standing Committee on Health to give input on Bill C-277: An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

Dr. Henderson recommended acceptance of the draft Bill and he provided strong supporting rationale.

View his presentation here:

English: Read More

French: Read More

The CSPCP also submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Health. View the brief here:

English: Read More

French: Read More

C-277 moves ahead for further study

(Feb 1, 2017) Private Member’s Bill C-277, Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act, received unanimous support last evening in the House of Commons to refer to Committee for further study. The CSPCP strongly supports this Bill and we look forward to providing input during the consultation process.

Thank you to all MPs who spoke in favour of the bill, to those who participated in the vote, and to the bill’s sponsor, MP Marilyn Gladu for recognizing the need to improve palliative care in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Photo: Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu