Social Justice – May 2020
Do you have something to say to our MP and Minister of Health before they vote to amend the Criminal Code in regards to further opening up access to medical assistance in dying?
In it’s SECOND READING, Bill C7 amends the Criminal Code to, among other things,
(a) repeal the provision that requires a person’s natural death be reasonably foreseeable in order for them to be eligible for medical assistance in dying;
(b) specify that persons whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness are not eligible for medical assistance in dying;
(c) create two sets of safeguards that must be respected before medical assistance in dying may be provided to a person, the application of which depends on whether the person’s natural death is reasonably foreseeable;
(d) permit medical assistance in dying to be provided to a person who has been found eligible to receive it, whose natural death is reasonably foreseeable and who has lost the capacity to consent before medical assistance in dying is provided, on the basis of a prior agreement they entered into with the medical practitioner or nurse practitioner; and
(e) permit medical assistance in dying to be provided to a person who has lost the capacity to consent to it as a result of the self-administration of a substance that was provided to them under the provisions governing medical assistance in dying in order to cause their own death.
With regards to Bill C7 (medical assistance in dying) currently under 2nd legislative reading in the House of Commons; the Bishops of Canada have expressed their concerns voicing their strong opposition to the proposed legislation.
If you want to take action please refer to the attached documents.
To help formulate your own Letter : C7 Letter to MP Zaid Aboultaif
To help formulate your own Letter : C7 Letter to Minister of Health Ms. Hajdu
To simply print and sign/date a form letter, Bill C7 Letter to MP Mr. Aboultaif
To simply print and sign/date a form letter, Bill C7 Letter to Health Minister Patty Hajdu
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