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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) for Mental Health

Engage with a thoughtful panel discussion on the implications of expanding MAiD, including U of T experts who gave expert testimony to Parliament's special joint committee.

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This January, following joint parliamentary committee hearings on Canada’s readiness to introduce MAiD for mental illness, the government agreed to temporary halt the plans.

Why did it do so? What will happen next? Should MAiD be offered as a form of treatment for mental illness within our mental health care system, now or in the future? What are the legal, ethical, and policy arguments for continuing to prohibit it, or for introducing it? How does this discussion fit within the larger debate about the expansion of MAiD and its impact on disabled persons and their rights? How has Canada’s practice developed, and what are the implications? Is Canada’s health care sector enabling people to live their lives to the fullest? Or is MAiD to easily seen as a solution to suffering?

Engage with a thoughtful panel discussion on the implications of expanding MAiD, including U of T experts who gave expert testimony to parliament's special joint committee.

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Professor Anna Su

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

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Professor Trudo Lemmens

Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

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Dr. K. Sonu Gaind

Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Chief of Psychiatry. Sunnybrook Hospital

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Kerri Joffe

Human Rights Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre


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