Jan 12, 2016
By Michael Kramer
The joint parliamentary committee which is looking into the issue of doctor-assisted death is due to meet for the first time next Monday.
A list has been released of 11 MPs who will sit on the panel.
They include six Liberals, three Conservatives and two New Democrats – all of whom will join five senators – who were named to the panel earlier.
Three of those senators are Conservatives and two are independent Liberals.
The panel will consult Canadians on how to bring in a new law on doctor-assisted dying – that addresses constitutional issues raised in a landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling last year.
The high court has reserved its decision – on a federal government request for more time to bring in a new law.