C-14 now law: the resistance continues

The federal government’s bill C-14 was adopted this past Friday, June 17th 2016, by a majority of Senate members. In receiving royal assent, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been officially legalized throughout Canada.

As of today, the Criminal Code contains “exemptions from the offences of culpable homicide, of aiding suicide and of administering a noxious thing, in order to permit medical practitioners and nurse practitioners to provide medical assistance in dying and to permit pharmacists and other persons to assist ...

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Rally in Ottawa: solidarity as a cure

The Ottawa rally opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide, organized by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the Physicians Alliance against Euthanasia and Living with Dignity took place as planned, yesterday, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Hundreds of people had traveled to Ottawa, while a number of speakers took the stage both to denounce Bill C-14 and to reaffirm their opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide.

All speakers (spokespersons of human rights organizations, MPs and members of the Senate) reminded the federal government ...

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The federal government provides exemptions for murder, aiding suicide and administering poison

Montreal, April 15, 2016 – In the midst of one of the worst suicide crises in our country’s history, the federal government has tabled Bill C-14, which proposes to legalize both euthanasia and assisted suicide across Canada under the pseudonym “medical assistance in dying". The waltz of words continues, as we malign palliative care by presenting "medical assistance in dying" as the only alternative to an agonizingly painful death.

From the outset, the bill makes clear the gravity of what our ...

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Supporting a project to help protect the vulnerable

Recent months have witnessed several sad and disappointing events for sick people in Canada. In Quebec it is now legal for a doctor to kill a patient who feels that he or she is suffering unbearably. We are aware of several deaths of patients under this law, including at least one who had a neurological disease and was not at the end of life as the law requires.

Last week, as you read in our mailing on Friday (>>) the Special ...

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