Medical Assistance in Dying – January and February 2020 Consultations

This online consultation process closed on January 27, 2020 and is no longer open for input.

Consultation report

The consultations held in January and February 2020 were an important step in responding to Quebec’s court ruling, and are part of the Government’s progressive approach to ensuring that the federal framework on MAID continues to be informed by the evolving views and needs of Canadians.

During these consultations, over 300,000 Canadians completed the online questionnaire. The high level of engagement demonstrates the importance of this deeply personal issue for many.

During the months of January and February 2020, the federal government also consulted directly with experts, practitioners, Indigenous groups, stakeholders, and provinces and territories.

Ministers Lametti, Hajdu and Qualtrough, as well as Parliamentary Secretaries Virani and Fisher, met with stakeholders in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Québec City to discuss Canada’s medical assistance in dying framework.

This consultation is now closed. The results of these consultations are presented in the What We Heard Report – A Public Consultation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) .