An Indefensible Amendment to Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation
MAiD, Healthcare Policy, End of Life Care, Mental Illness
In a mere 18 words, the federal government has introduced an amendment to Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation that is discriminatory, stigmatizing and simultaneously overbroad and impermissibly vague and arbitrary. Furthermore, it is logically incoherent and takes away access to MAiD that is available under the current law.
Jocelyn Downie, "An Indefensible Amendment to Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation" (23 July 2020), online: Policy Options < policyoptions.irpp.org > [perma.cc/92JV-2Z2B].