A debate on palliative care begins today in Ottawa.

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has been pushing the motion for a Canada-wide palliative and  end-of-life care strategy since 2011.

He says it’s the common sense solution with Canada’s ageing population.

Angus garnered support from many medical organizations and NGO’s.

He is calling on the Conservatives and Liberals to work with the NDP on this.