NDP MPs Libby Davies and Charlie Angus introduce bill to improve end-of-life care

The NDP Thursday called for a national framework to improve the quality of end-of-life care in Canada. Libby Davies, the NDP’s health critic and MP for Vancouver East, introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons calling for a co-ordinated, national response to continuing care. The bill was seconded by Charlie Angus, ethics critic and MP for Timmins-James Bay, who added a motion to establish a national strategy on palliative care specifically. “We know that many, many Canadians are falling through the cracks, we know that there’s not enough home care, long-term care or palliative care to meet the current demand in Canada,” Davies said.