The Calgary MP’s earlier bill passed unanimously in the House but died in the Senate.
Nova Scotia passed similar legislation earlier this year.
But her parents hope she'll live on through organ donation.
The mystery of life after death continues. What happens when we "die"? This is one of the oldest questions of humankind, pondered
Around 250 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant.
Tyler Klassen signed up to be a donor just two days before a fatal car crash.
The bill is just a few short paragraphs.
The shift in the culture has meant that every department at Osler -- from the ER to the OR -- now see it as a priority that all families are given the opportunity to choose donation. Families can find hope in knowing that there is the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and up to 75 more through tissue donation.
Kidney disease is a serious condition that can affect anyone at any age, including children. Twelve children are on dialysis in B.C., almost 150 with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease and another 50 are in post-transplant care. These numbers may appear small but the impact on their lives is significant.
The public response to the appeal on behalf of Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, for a liver donor has been a heart-warming demonstration of the generosity of our community. Fortunately, a donor was found and the transplant was performed in time to save his life. But is it fair that he received a donation when many others are waiting, and dying, on the waitlist for a transplant? This is one of the common themes in the commentary in the news over the past few days.