Applying a disability lens doesn’t mean the obliteration of the existing safeguards of the medical assistance in dying legislation. It means addressing the lack of community supports and palliative care resources for disabled people and other vulnerable Canadians.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government declined to appeal the Quebec Supreme Court ruling on the medical assistance in dying legislation, which struck down the prerequisite for a 'natural, reasonably foreseeable death.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The last-minute Liberal election commitment to apply a disability lens to all federal government decisions was both fought for and welcomed widely by the disability community across the country.
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The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum