On Thursday, February 27th, 2014 Elizabeth May’s office received a letter from the Canadian Medical Assocation president, Louis Hugo Francescutti, throwing their support behind Bill C-442.
Earlier the College of Family Physicians of Canada had thrown their support behind the Bill as well. The Bill will be up for 1st reading and debate on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 11 am ET.
There is a lot of cross party support behind this Bill as they see that the approach government has taken for the past many years has not been effective. Bill C-442 brings the patient and their experts into the policy-making equation and compels the government to hold a national conference among other things.