Jun 21, 2017
By Michael Kramer
According to a spokesman for the health minister – Ontario doesn’t plan to change the law – when it comes to the issue of publicly funded facilities – providing medically assisted deaths.
And Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish says the government should allow facilities that provide such services – to make that information available to members of the public who request it under the freedom-of-information system.
He says legislation passed this spring shields hospitals, long-term care homes and hospices – from Ontario’s freedom-of-information law.
The government says that was done to protect the safety of people who work in such facilities – but Beamish says there’s no proof that opponents of assisted dying would pose any threat.