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Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide - Doctor advising patient on Euthanasia

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.

Action Alert - early 2020 The federal government has introduced Bill C-7 to expand the medical assistance in dying law to allow euthanasia for patients who are not dying. Read more about the bill and what you can do under the What’s Happening tab below.

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Media releases

Ontario court upholds "effective referrals" despite religious freedom infringement

The Jan. 31 court decision in “Christian Medical and Dental Society v. College of...

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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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Articles

Urgent action required: Expansion of access to MAID

The government is asking Canadians their views on safeguards for medical assistance in...

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Parliament opens December 5 - What you can do on the issue of euthanasia

Following a court decision in Quebec in September, medical assistance in dying (MAID...

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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

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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Letter to the new Minister of Justice David Lametti

This EFC letter to the new Justice Minister urges him to keep the limits on Medical...

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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

Update on Bill C-7: Medical Assistance in Dying

Bill C-7 would allow assisted death for Canadians who are not dying, by removing the...

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Urgent Action Alert - Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID)

It appears that the federal government will soon be introducing a bill to amend the...

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Government

Bill C-7: Medical Assistance in Dying

Bill C-7 would allow assisted death for Canadians who are not dying as well as make other changes to Canada's law on euthanasia.

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Alberta Bill-207 (2019): Private Member's Bill on Conscience Protection for Health Care Workers

The EFC supports conscience protections for health care providers, such as those outlined in a recent Alberta private member's bill.

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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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