Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner Calls for Transparency in Assisted Dying
July 5, 2017
(The Toronto Star) – In his annual report last week, privacy commissioner Brian Beamish took aim at the Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, or Bill 84, which became law in Ontario last month. The act, in part, is a green light for secrecy. Any information that could identify hospitals, long-term care homes or hospices that offer medically assisted death is now exempt from freedom of information laws.