Conservative MP Ed Fast said he feels his bill to stop the expansion of MAiD (medical assistance in dying) to the mentally ill is gaining support across the country, and even within the House of Commons chambers.

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Four in five Canadians (82 per cent) oppose expanding euthanasia eligibility further without first improving mental health care services, according to a new poll co-released by the Angus Reid Institute and Canadian think tank Cardus.

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The incoming president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has served notice that so-called Medical Assistance in Dying is a no-go for institutions and associations the operate under the Church’s name.

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A new set of secret documents that the Fraser Health Authority tried but failed to keep from the public confirms that its board of directors overrode advice from its own experts in ordering that euthanasia be offered in all its facilities, including hospices and palliative-care wards.

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A provincial adjudicator has ruled in favour of The B.C. Catholic newspaper and ordered the Fraser Health Authority to take the wraps off additional sections of secret documents related to the development and implementation of its controversial assisted-suicide policies and practices.

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It has been just over seven years since Canadian law has permitted euthanasia and assisted suicide on demand. In those seven years restriction after restriction on euthanasia provision has fallen and now we stand on the threshold of euthanizing the mentally ill and permitting the as-yet-undefined “mature minor” to end his or her life. Euthanasia is now presented to patients as a health care option.

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A Christian think tank is spinning a hopeful narrative for MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) legislation expansion in Canada. 

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Quebec’s Catholic bishops deserve heartfelt commendation for their courage and conviction though the gesture demonstrating it was doomed  to be ignored  before they even made it.

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Conservative MP Ed Fast is looking to stop the intended expansion of Canada’s assisted-suicide regime in its tracks with Bill C-314 and harnessed his argument to Liberal promises when MAiD was first introduced. 

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By expanding euthanasia and assisted suicide to those suffering with a mental illness, the federal government is closing the door to “any hope of recovery,” Canada’s bishops have said in an open letter to the Government of Canada.

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Multiple aspects of the recently released Health Canada guidance about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) trouble Nicole Scheidl, executive director of Canadian Physicians for Life.

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Transcript of the presentation by Ilora Finlay, Barroness Finlay of Llandhoff, a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, professor of palliative medicine, and a Welsh medical doctor, to the Canadian Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying.

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Beware entering a B.C. hospital if you are gravely wounded, elderly or suffering from dementia, warns Richard Leskun.

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The legislative effort to delay broadening MAiD eligibility to individuals solely afflicted with a mental illness by a year is forging ahead, but there are signs Canadians are not comfortable with moving forward.

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Bill C-39, legislation that would delay by one year the expansion of assisted suicide to those suffering solely from mental illness, passed the House of Commons on Feb. 15 

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