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Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
House of Commons, Parliament of Canada (May, 2016)

Witness Presentations

Parliament Hill
Meetings 12-13

Witnesses were heard during five Committee meetings.  Witness lists and links to full videos of the meetings are provided below. 

Edited videos showing discussion relevant to freedom of conscience are provided for each meeting.

Meeting No. 12:  3 May, 2016  |  Full VideoFull Transcript
  • Dying with Dignity Canada
    • Shanaaz Gokool, Chief Executive Officer
  • Christian Legal Fellowship
    • Derek Ross, Executive Director
    • Jonathan Sikkema, Associate Counsel
  • Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience
    • Laurence Worthen, Executive Director, Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada
    • Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Toronto
    • Brief (Brief +)
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association
    • Cara Zwibel, Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program
  • As an individual
    • Carrie Bourassa, Professor, Indigenous Health Studies, First Nations University of Canada
    • Brief
  • Alliance of People with Disabilities Who Are Supportive of Assisted Dying Society
    • Margaret Birrell, Board Member
    • Angus M. Gunn, Counsel
  • Communication Disablities Access Canada
    • Hazel Self, Chair, Board of Directors
    • Brief
  • Association for Reformed Political Action
    • André Schutten, Legal Counsel
    • James Schutten
    • Pieter Harsevoort
    • Brief (Brief +)
  • Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
    • Amy Hasbrouck, Vice-President
    • Hugh Scher, Legal Counsel
    • Brief
  • As an individual
    • Derryck Smith
  • Canadian Association for Community Living
    • Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President
    • Brief
  • Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
    • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Political Advisor
  • As an individual
    • Steven Fletcher
Christian Legal Fellowship
(EV Transcript)
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
(EV Transcript)
Canadian Association for Community Living
(EV Transcript)
Steven Fletcher
(EV Transcript)
Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience
(EV Transcript)

Meeting No. 13:  4 May, 2016  |  Full VideoFull Transcript
  • Canadian Association of Retired Persons
    • Wanda Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President of Advocacy
  • Living With Dignity
    • Michel Racicot, Vice-President
  • Physicians' Alliance against Euthanasia
  • Canadian Medical Association
    • Cindy Forbes, President
    • Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism
  • Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Maureen Klenk, Past President
  • Canadian Nurses Association
    • Carolyn Pullen, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategy
  • Canadian Nurses Protective Society
    • Elaine Borg, Legal Counsel
    • As individuals
      • Dianne Pothier, Professor Emeritus, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
      • Trudo Lemmens, Professor, Scholl Chair, Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Edited Videos
Canadian Nurses Association
(EV Transcript)
Dianne Pothier
(EV Transcript)
Physcians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
(EV Transcript)
Living with Dignity
(EV Transcript)
Canadian Medical Association
(EV Transcript)
  • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
    • Julia Beazley, Director, Public Policy
    • Bruce Clemenger, President
  • Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers
    • Greg DelBigio
    • Richard Fowler
  • As an individual
    • Gary Bauslaugh, Free Lance Writer
  • As an individual
    • Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University
Edited Videos
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
(EV Transcript)
Jocelyn Downie
(EV Transcript)
  • Canadian Council of Imams
    • Sikander Hashmi, Spokesperson
  • Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
Canadian Council of Imams
(EV Transcript)
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
(EV Transcript)


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