We Can and Must Do Much Better

On Monday 5 October the Federal Government re-introduced Bill C-7 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying).  This Bill, among other things, seeks to expand euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada to those whose deaths are not “reasonably foreseeable.”

In response more than 50 religious leaders from across Canada released an open letter to all Canadaians in opposition to the bill.

The religious leaders said in part: “We are obliged to express our strong concern and opposition to Bill C-7 which, among other things, expands access to euthanasia and assisted suicide to those who are not dying. It perplexes our collective minds that we have come so far as a society yet, at the same time, have so seriously regressed in the manner that we treat the weak, the ill, and the marginalized.”