Here are some of the advocacy activities CARP has recently undertaken:
- Ontario budget submission: CARP made a formal submission for the Ontario budget, with a focus on 4 main areas: improving safety and quality of long-term care, delivering on the commitment to end hallway medicine, fully funding and improving access to best-in-class and evidence-based adult vaccines for shingles, flu and pneumococcal and increasing protection for defined benefit pensioners.
Read the full submission
- Medically Assisted Dying: CARP also engaged our members in giving their feedback on changes to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation, after the federal government announced a two-week public consultation prompted by a Quebec Superior Court ruling that deemed it’s unconstitutional to only offer MAID to people who are considered near death.
The government wants to ensure the necessary rules are in place to protect vulnerable Canadians from risk, while opening up the eligibility for more people to consent to end their suffering.
Nearly 300,000 Canadians responded to the online survey. A summary report on the results of the public consultations will be made available once the received feedback has been analyzed.