The Canadian Parliament is debating a bill regulating physician aid in dying. The deadline is early June 2016. On May 11, 2016, I testified before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, focusing on the policy aspects of psychiatric physician aid in dying.
I was one of three witnesses in the session.
Navigational guide: My testimony begins at approximately 16:38 with a personal statement. Most of the hour is taken up by a Dr. Derryk Smith, a psychiatrist from Dignity in Dying Canada. He is a forceful advocate of making available medically induced death to persons suffering from psychiatric disorders.
I provide a counterbalance to some of the assertions made by Smith in a closing set of comments at 17:26.