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Table 2 Key national HPC events

From: Tracking the evolution of hospice palliative care in Canada: A comparative case study analysis of seven provinces

1991 -Canadian Palliative Care Association deemed a national charitable organization
1995 - Release of the Senate Committee report Of Life and Death
2000 - Release of the Subcommittee of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology report Quality End of Life Care: The Right of Every Canadian (commonly referred to as Carstairs' report)
2001 - Secretariat on Palliative and End-of-Life Care established; Senator Carstairs appointed as federal Minister with Special Responsibility for Palliative Care
  - Canadian Palliative Care Association changes to Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
2002 - Release of the Kirby report The Health of Canadians- The Federal Role
  - Release of the Romanow report Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
2004 - Primary Care Health Transition Fund begins & funds Pallium project (rural palliative care)
  - Compassionate Care Benefit enacted
2006 - Primary Health Care Transition Fund ends (Pallium enters evaluation phase)
2007 - Secretariat on Palliative and End-of-Life Care disbanded