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Feb-March 2017 Urgent Action:  Click ACT NOW to see what you can do on Conscience Rights - Bill 84


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

Interfaith Representatives Call for Improved Palliative Care across Canada

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

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Canadian religious leaders call on government to protect the vulnerable, improve palliative care and protect freedom of conscience

OTTAWA – At a news conference today on Parliament Hill [video now available...

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Articles

Les professionnels de la santé seront-ils vraiment obligés de tuer?

Nous disons vivre dans une société libre. Pourtant, certains de nos concitoyens qui ont...

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Will medical professionals really be required to kill?

We say we live in a free society, writes EFC President Bruce Clemenger. And yet some of...

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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

We write to you today regarding Bill 84 (Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law...

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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

Case SummaryThe Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) case has led to the...

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Latimer Case Intervention, Supreme Court of Canada (2001)

(2001) The EFC intervened in the Latimer case before the Supreme Court of Canada...

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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

It violates deeply-held beliefs to be forced to participate in hastened death. The EFC...

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

Bill C-14 has passed into law, please see our "Bill C-14: What it Means for...

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Documents

Declaration Against Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Evangelical Fellowship of...

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Euthanasia and Palliative Care Guide

Free PDF DownloadThis 2016 booklet of articles and discussion questions can help you...

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