Palliative Care – LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

When: Wednesday, April 16th – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Where: 600 Rogers Road, Main Floor Meeting Room

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Every family has to deal with the loss of a loved one and these traumatic moments are made more difficult and more expensive when there is no access to quality end-of-life (palliative) care. A vast majority of Canadians prefer to die at home in the presence of loved ones. Yet almost 70 per cent of Canadian deaths occur at hospitals and only 16 to 30 per cent of Canadians have access to hospice palliative care and end-of-life services.
With an aging population, it is crucial that the Federal government provide leadership in palliative care and end-of-life services. Quality hospice and palliative care allows families to ensure that their loved ones die in relative dignity and reduces the financial stress on the health care system. The Federal government has a role to play and a responsibility to all Canadians. This is why the NDP is asking Parliament to support a national palliative care strategy to help support families and people facing death.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Join me and my colleague MP Charlie Angus for a discussion on this very important topic. I look forward to seeing you.





Come hear Transport Canada Officials at a Public Meeting on Rail Safety and the Transport of Dangerous Goods in York South-Weston:

When: April 24 @ 7PM
Where: York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave W


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