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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.

ACT NOW: A new bill on euthanasia is moving quickly through Parliament. Bill C-7 expands the euthanasia law so that people who aren’t dying can be eligible. Please contact your MP and provincial Senators now to express concern. Visit TheEFC. ca/C-7 to learn more and download the EFC’s action kit to help you engage. A few minutes of your time can have a big impact.

Podcast: Kory Earle of People's First Canada offers a moving testimony about his life and his feelings about extending medical assistance in dying to the disabled. Listen now.

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Media releases

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Articles

Will you rise to the defense of human rights?

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Euthanasia Bill C-7 Will Bring Harm to People with Disabilities

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Official statements

Religious leaders denounce Bill C-7 on medical assistance in dying

More than 50 religious leaders released an open letter Oct. 14 opposing the expansion...

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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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Podcasts

Behind the curtain with MAID in Canada

David Guretzki, resident theologian and vice-president of the EFC, dives deep into the...

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While We Pray for Miracles

B.C. writer Dave Jeffery, who lives with the terminal neurological disorder ALS, takes...

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Outgoing letters

Letter to Minister of Justice on Bill C-7

We are writing out of deep concern and opposition to Bill C-7 (expansion of assisted...

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Letter to Minister of Justice on Truchon c. Procureur général du Canada

Re: court decision which struck down the safeguard that a person’s death must be ...

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Court cases

Lamb v. Canada [2019]

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

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CMDS et al v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2017-2019]

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

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Videos

We should be horrified: Changes to MAID in Canada

The EFC asked disability rights advocate Taylor Hyatt to describe the impact of Bill C...

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Update on Medical Assistance in Dying legislation

A new bill this fall would allow assisted death for Canadians who are not dying, by...

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Government

Bill C-7 to expand Medical Assistance in Dying

Urgent: The government's bill would allow assisted death for Canadians who are not dying, including people with disabilities. How to contact your MP.

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Brief on Palliative Care to the Health Committee

Five-page submission from May 2020 recommends maintaining the distinction between palliative care and euthanasia, and recommends conscience protection for workers and institutions.

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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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EFC Declaration on Human Life

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