FEBRUARY 18 2021: LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS & CANADA'S ASSISTED DYING LEGISLATION
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LETTER BY TOP DOCTORS CALLING FOR TWO ADDITIONAL WEEKS OF STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Both Toronto medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Peel Region medical officer of health, Dr. Lawrence Loh, have written a letter to the province calling for extending the stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks until March 9th. The call coincides with the threat of the new COVID-19 variants, the threat of a third wave, and at a time when regions are trying to determine plans for reopening the economy. Mayor Brown weighs in on this and Dr. Vaisman discusses the importance of maintaining restrictions as we continue to grapple with relatively high confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Libby Znaimer is joined by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown followed by epidemiologist, infectious disease specialist at the University Health Network (UHN), Dr. Alon Vaisman.

SENATE PASSES AMENDED ASSISTED DYING BILL
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The Senate has voted to pass an amended assisted dying bill (Bill C-7) proposed by Senator Pamela Wallin. The new legislation serves to relax eligibility requirements and extend to those whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable. Our guests detail the implications of the amendment to the bill and where we go from here.

Libby Znaimer is joined by Senator Pamela Wallin, and Helen Long, CEO of Dying with Dignity Canada.

 

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