Dr. G. Arnaud Painvin, MD FRCSC, was born in France, where he completed his medical degree before migrating to Canada in 1973. He completed specialties training in cardiac surgery, traumatology, transplantation and intensive care in Montreal, Toronto and Houston. He then practised in Boston and Toronto before retiring three years ago. He now provides meditation-based stress management in Oakville.
"Canada is long overdue for properly regulated, medically assisted dying. It is time to change our laws so that the sick and dying can have peace of mind at the end of their life and to hold safe those who, by compassion, want to help them."