Politics, Policy

‘One of best outcomes’ of Bill C-14 is push for government to deliver on palliative care: Philpott

Testifying before the Senate committee-of-the-whole last week, Health Minister Jane Philpott said it is ‘not acceptable’ that as little as 10 to 15 per cent of Canadians currently have access to high-quality palliative care. With the physician-assisted dying bill nearing passage, the Canadian Medical Association agrees that attention should turn to end-of-life care.

'I believe that all Canadians should have access to high‑quality palliative care,' Health Minister Jane Philpott told the Senate committee-of-the-whole last Wednesday. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By RACHEL AIELLO

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 6, 2016 12:00 AM

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