Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Endorses Recommendations of Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care released its report entitled: NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN: CARE OF VULNERABLE CANADIANS.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition endorses the recommendations made by the committee in respect of improved palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention strategies, and the prevention of elder abuse.  EPC executive director Alex Schadenberg states:

          The Parliamentary report represents a blueprint of proactive positive steps that will improve end-of-life care for all Canadians.

 EPC-BC chair Dr. Will Johnston states:

          I see elder abuse in my family medical practice.  There is a clear need for action and the Parliamentary report sets out a blueprint for action. 

EPC legal counsel, Hugh Scher states:

          Implementation of the recommendations of this Parliamentary report should eliminate any further call for legalized assisted suicide or euthanasia in Canada by vastly improving care for every Canadian, especially those who are vulnerable.

SOURCE Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario

For further information:

Alex Schadenberg, EPC Executive Director: 519-439-3348,

Dr. Will Johnston, EPC-BC Chair: 604-220-2042,

Hugh Scher, EPC Legal Counsel: 416-816-6115,

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