Select Committee on Dying with Dignity
Current areas of competence
Pursuant to a motion carried by the National Assembly on 4 December 2009, a Committee has been established for the purpose of examining the issue of dying with dignity. A general consultation will be held on the subject. The Committee shall begin its proceedings immediately upon receiving a consultation paper by the Committee on Health and Social Services.
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During the general election held on April 7, 2014, a new National Assembly was elected. The first sitting of this new Assembly is slated for Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This will mark the beginning of the first parliamentary session of the 41th Legislature.
The Committee on the National Assembly has a certain number of powers relating to the operation of the other parliamentary committees. For instance, the Committee
- determines the composition of each committee
- sets the date of the first meeting of each committee
- assigns chairships among the parties.
The Standing Orders of the National Assembly state that the Committee on the National Assembly must meet to consider these matters, which must be decided unanimously, not later than the third day on which the Assembly sits following the election of the President at the opening of a Legislature. The Committee must also meet as often as needed during the Legislature.
39th Legislature, 1st Session
(January 13, 2009 - February 22, 2011)