Support Bill C-314 - Stop Euthanasia for Mental IllnessRead the petition
The Hon. Ed Fast MP (Abbotsford) has introduced Bill C-314, which aims to protect people with mental disorders from (MAiD) euthanasia.
We support Bill C-314 as it amends the Criminal Code to prohibit euthanasia for people with a mental disorder.
We would like you to sign this petition in support of Bill C-314.
In Canada, adults can receive medical aid in dying (MAiD) if they have a “grievous and irremediable medical condition.” Bill C-314 amends the Criminal Code to say that, in this context, a mental disorder is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition.
When Bill C-7 was passed in March 2021, it expanded Canada’s euthanasia law to include people who are not terminally ill, and it also extended euthanasia for mental illness alone. Bill C-7 established a two-year moratorium on euthanasia for mental illness to provide time for implementation. Parliament recently announced their plan to extend this deadline by one more year (until March 2024) to provide more time for implementing euthanasia for mental illness reasons alone.
The Angus Reid Institute conducted a poll published on February 13, 2023 concerning Canada’s current (MAiD) euthanasia law, indicating that for mental health as a sole condition, 51% of Canadians were opposed, 31% supported and 18% were unsure.
There is no safe way to implement a euthanasia law for mental illness alone. Those with mental illnesses who request euthanasia often do so because they feel abandoned and without hope, whether it be because of financial difficulty, housing insecurity, food insecurity, or lack of social support. Poverty, disability and mental illness may all cause human suffering, but it is an injustice to kill the sufferer because of cultural abandonment.
Sign this petition and tell the Hon. Ed Fast MP that you support Bill C-314 to prohibit euthanasia for people with a mental disorder.
Bill C-314 will prohibit (MAiD) euthanasia for mental disorders: (Link).
The majority of Canadians oppose euthanasia for mental health: (Link)
Click here to see a full list of our petitions on CitizenGO
Oppose United Church of Canada’s Pro-Euthanasia Prayer (02/07/2023)
Simons – stop promoting euthanasia (07/27/2022)
Eric Coulam: We urge you to NEVER GIVE UP the fight to live! (06/24/2022) BC, Canada
No Child Euthanasia in Canada. (04/28/2022)
We support Bill C-230 – The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act (02/04/2022)
No Assisted Suicide by Telehealth (06/04/2021)
We support Bill C-268: The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act (03/17/2021)
No to euthanasia (MAiD) for mental illness and incompetent people! (02/23/2021)
Oppose Child Euthanasia (10/14/2020)
Investigate Assisted Suicide Lethal Drug Experiments (09/23/2020)
Reject Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Bill S.1208/H.1926 (06/04/2020)
Healthcare regulations must not permit assisted suicide approvals by telehealth (04/02/2020)
Reject Euthanasia Bill C-7 (02/27/2020)
I Oppose Euthanasia For Psychiatric Reasons (started 11/01/2018, updated February 2020)
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