Niagara West  MPP’s  Compassionate Care Act  Passes Second Reading Unanimously in Ontario Legislature

 News from the Constituency Office of Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP San Oosterhoff

Posted December 15th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff

Queen’s Park, Toronto   Just before the Ontario Legislative Assembly rose for the winter break (this December 14th), the members of all parties in the House gave their unanimous support for Sam Oosterhoff’s first Private Member’s Bill, the Compassionate Care Act. Bill 182 would create a more detailed framework for hospice palliative care in the province. 

“I’m pleased that members from all parties have responded to calls from constituents and stakeholders to take action on this critical health care issue,” said Oosterhoff. “We are proving that members of the Legislature can work together to make a positive difference in the lives of ordinary people.”

Support for Bill 182 continues to pour in from health care organizations across the country. Just this week, the Bill was endorsed by the Registered Practical Nurses Association, the ALS Society of Canada, and the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, which has 117 members, including CAMH, Parkinson Canada and the MS Society of Canada.  

“We will keep working to get Bill 182 to committee and then to Third Reading,” affirmed Oosterhoff.  “The Compassionate Care Act needs to become law before the next election.”  

Updated information on Bill 182 can be found at www.ontariopalliativecare.ca . 

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