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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.

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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

Watch our September webinar on current social issues

Watch a videorecording of our Sept. 19 conversation on current issues such as medical...

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Three questions on conscience protection in Manitoba

Can doctors be forced to help end the lives of patients who want assisted suicide...

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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) [2014-2015]

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 v. The Queen [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

Webinar: What’s happening with the top issues of the day for Canadian Christians?

(41 min 36 sec) A round-up conversation on some of the issues the EFC is working on...

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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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Government

Evidence Against Expanding Access to Assisted Suicide

Should Canada expand access to medical assistance in dying? Here's the EFC's Oct. 2 submission and some additional background on the key issues.

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

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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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