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Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide - Doctor advising patient on Euthanasia

May-June 2017 Take Action: Learn more and take action on Manitoba Conscience Rights - Bill 34. Ontario's Bill 84 has now been passed.


Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

All human life is precious. Life is a gift from God for us to respect and protect through all its stages. Each person’s life has worth, regardless of their age or ability, because they are made in the image of God and loved by him. This belief in the sanctity of all human life compels us to completely oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.

God calls us to care for those who are vulnerable, including those who are ill or near the end of life. The EFC supports palliative care as a compassionate response that supports and cares for those who are suffering or terminally ill.

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Media releases

Coalition Forms in Physicians Conscience Case

On June 13 the EFC verbally presented the legal arguments it filed April 12 in Ontario.

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Interfaith Representatives Call for Improved Palliative Care across Canada

OTTAWA – Today, representatives from various faith communities united to...

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Articles

Three questions on the doctors conscience case

A quick interview about the June 13-15, 2017 legal case against the College of...

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Not the Time for Resignation

The legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide leaves us much more work to do...

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Official statements

Re: Passing of Bill C-14 into Law (assisted death) - Public statement

Statement on the Passing of C-14 by the Senate 

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Outgoing letters

An Open Letter to all Members of Provincial Parliament of Ontario

Conscience rights must be protected in Bill 84, which implements euthanasia and...

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Conscience rights of health care providers in Ontario

In light of legislation allowing physician-assisted dying, The Evangelical Fellowship...

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Court cases

Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) Case Summary

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

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Latimer Case Intervention, Supreme Court of Canada (2001)

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

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Video gallery

Worse than we thought: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

(45 min 41 sec) Since our last webinar on this topic, the Joint Parliamentary Committee...

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Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Canada

(45 min 40 sec) What do you need to know now about euthanasia and physician-assisted...

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Government

Ontario Bill-84 (2017): Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act

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Bill C-14 (2016): Medical Assistance in Dying Summary

The federal government introduced Bill C-14, legislation to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, on April 14, 2016.

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Documents

Declaration Against Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

We affirm the sanctity of all human life, and the equal and inviolable dignity of every human being.

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Euthanasia and Palliative Care Guide

Booklet of articles and discussion questions can help you and your church better understand what is at stake with physician-assisted suicide. 

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