This bill aims to prevent medical professionals from being forced to participate in euthanasia or Medical Assistance in Dying. It would create an offense in the Criminal Code making it illegal to compel
a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or other health care professional to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medical assistance in dying.
Also, it would become illegal to fire or refuse to hire such a person
for the reason only that they refuse to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medical assistance in dying.
This bill was introduced by MP Kelly Block and had its first reading in the House of Commons Feb. 18, 2021.
- EFC letter of support to MP sponsoring the Bill C-268 (March 16, 2021)
- Sample text you can use to communicate with your MP on this issue, docx or pdf (March 15, 2021)