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BC Health Authorities Must Stop Using Euthanasia to Replace Medical Care

Dear BC Health Minister Hon. Adrian Dix

In the past few years, a horrific trend has emerged where health authorities in British Columbia are increasingly promoting medical aid in dying (MAiD) while refusing to provide life-saving medical care to those who need it the most.

For instance, Jennyfer Hatch, whose death by euthanasia was highlighted in a commercial by Canadian retailer Simons, claimed that she was approved for MAiD after trying and failing to receive proper treatment for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome from BC health authorities, and after they failed to provide her with appropriate palliative care.

Meanwhile, it has been recently revealed by the media that Fraser Health has included slideshows promoting euthanasia and assisted suicide to healthy people receiving their pension packages.

I hear more and more stories about people in BC despairing over their inability to receive life-saving medical aid from BC’s healthcare system. Meanwhile, British Columbia has seen a 24% rise in euthanasia deaths in 2022.

Recently Kim Angell, from Ladysmith BC, was denied access to extending cancer treatment because she is considered incurable.

As BC’s Health Minister, I demand that you put a stop to the promotion of MAiD as an alternative to life-saving medical treatment and that you ensure that all who are eligible for MAiD are given access to proper medical care to keep them alive, as well as appropriate palliative care.

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893 signatures = 18% of goal

Catholic hospitals must not be forced to provide euthanasia (MAiD).

Dear the Hon. Adrian Dix

Dying With Dignity has launched a campaign to force religiously-based health care institutions in British Columbia to provide euthanasia (MAiD). The euthanasia lobby is basing their lobbying efforts on the case of a woman who wanted to die an assisted death and was transferred to a hospice based on her request for an assisted death.

Firstly, the law does not require every health care institution to kill their patients by euthanasia. Secondly, Catholic health care institutions have a long history of providing excellent care. Thirdly, this woman was not abandoned. She was provided excellent palliative care, but when she insisted on dying by an assisted death, the Catholic hospital transferred her. Catholic hospitals do not hide the fact that they do not provide euthanasia. We live in a pluralistic society. Catholic hospitals provide excellent care based on a long religious tradition.

Catholic medical institutions must not be forced to provide euthanasia (MAiD).

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1,990 signatures = 40% of goal

Support Bill C-314 - Stop Euthanasia for Mental Illness

Dear the Hon. Ed Fast MP

I fully support Bill C-314, which aims to prohibit euthanasia for people with a mental disorder.

I believe allowing doctors to kill people with mental illnesses is wrong and that the government has been reckless in expanding Canada’s MAiD laws.
I encourage all members of Parliament to support Bill C-314 and ensure that all Canadians with mental illnesses are given the means to live, not the means to die.

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5,011 signatures = 84% of goal

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. 

More information:

Bill C-314 will prohibit (MAiD) euthanasia for mental disorders: (Link). 

The majority of Canadians oppose euthanasia for mental health: (Link)


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