The Every Lawyer

Let's Talk About MAiD & End of Life with Dr. Vanessa Cardy MD & Shelley Birenbaum

Episode Summary

With Dr. Vanessa Cardy MD & Shelley Birenbaum, CBA EOLWG. Hosted by Julia Tétrault-Provencher. Update from the CBA End of Life Working Group on the on-going work of finalizing Canada's MAiD legislation, and insight into the application of said legislation from a practicing physician's point of view.

Episode Notes

In this episode of the Every Lawyer, Julia takes a look at the current state of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying legislation as well as its practical application with Dr. Vanessa Cardy, who is a family doctor and palliative care physician working in northern Quebec, and Shelley Birenbaum from the CBA's End Of Life Working Group. 

Also includes a basic synopsis of the criteria and safeguards set out in Canada's MAiD legislation and a firsthand account of the procedure.


Final Report of the Expert Panel on MAiD and Mental Illness -

Second Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada 2020 -

Dying With Dignity Canada | It's your life. It's your choice.

CAMAP – Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers (

This is Assisted Dying - Dr. Stefanie Green

End-of-Life Law and Policy in Canada | End-of-Life Law and Policy in Canada (

ACE | Welcome to ACE (

Home - ACP in Canada | PPS au Canada (

David Roberge at Parliamentary Committee, May 25th, 2022:

Evidence - AMAD (44-1) - No. 8 - Parliament of Canada