(An open letter to constituents)
Many of you have shared your opinion on the bill respecting end-of-life care (Bill 52) introduced by the Parti Quebecois government on June 12 of this year and I wish to thank you.
This bill raises very important ethical, social, medical and legal questions, and it directly concerns the fundamental values of each individual. In this respect, I hope that the debate on the issue will continue to be held in a non-partisan manner.
Starting mid-September, consultations will be held by the Committee on Health and Social Services, for which I am the Official Opposition critic. We already know there are multiple viewpoints in society on these fundamental issues. In fact, in order to allow the Members of the National Assembly in our political party to reflect this diversity of opinion as faithfully as possible, the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Mr. Philippe Couillard, has indicated that each elected member of our party will vote according to their own conscience.
I wish to listen to the opinions and advice of my constituents on this bill. In order to do so, I would like to extend an invitation to all interested people to share their thoughts on this important matter or simply listen to the different, but constructive comments that will be expressed.
The event will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. at the Maison Hupe located at 611 Montee de la Source in Cantley.
For planning purposes, we would appreciate if you could confirm your presence, either by phone: (819) 441-2626 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your opinion on this delicate subject is extremely important to me and will be given all due attention.
Stephanie Vallee, MNA for Gatineau