Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Canada: Assisted Suicide Letter Writing Campaign.

By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition



The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) needs you to write letters to the national and local media or to your Member of Parliament.

On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada made an irresponsible and dangerous decision by legalizing assisted suicide.


The majority of the letters published by newspapers have supported euthanasia. This means that you need to write letters.


Please write a letter to Justice Minister Hon. Peter MacKay and your Member of Parliament, or sign the online petition or send a post-card calling for the Protection of vulnerable Canadians from assisted suicide.

If you do not write a letter then send post-cards to Justice Minister Hon. Peter MacKay. Order the post-cards for free at: 1-877-439-3348 or info@epcc.ca.

You can also go to: www.giveustime.ca

1. Write a letter to the editor or to your Member of Parliament

EPC is asking the government to invoke the notwithstanding clause and to call a Royal Commission to hear the concerns of Canadians on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

2. Choose one topic to write about. Links to information on topics related to euthanasia and assisted suicide is accessed by clicking on the topic. Topics: 
A. Supreme Court of Canada decision, B. Euthanasia/Personal story, C. Elder Abuse, D. Euthanasia and Assisted suicide are not safe, E. Euthanasia/Medical Error, F. Euthanasia/Disability rights, G. Euthanasia/Palliative care, H. Euthanasia/Belgium, I. Euthanasia/Netherlands, J. Assisted Suicide/Oregon,

3. Link to the contact information for Members of Parliament in Canada.

4. This list contains the email address for most major newspapers in Canada. You should also write letters to your local newspaper.

The Globe and Mail: nhassan@globeandmail.com
The Gazette: letters@montrealgazette.com
Le Journal de Montréal: jdm.transmission@quebecormedia.com
La Presse: debats@lapresse.ca
Le Soleil: opinion@lesoleil.com
Le Journal de Québec: commentaires@journaldequebec.com
Le Devoir: redaction@ledevoir.com

Journal Metro: opinions@journalmetro.com
Halifax Chronicle Herald: letters@herald.ca
Ottawa Citizen: letters@ottawacitizen.com
Toronto Star: lettertoed@thestar.ca
Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/letter-to-editor
Hamilton Spectator: letters@thespec.com
London Free Press: letters@lfpress.com
Winnipeg Free Press: letters@freepress.mb.ca
Calgary Herald: letters@calgaryherald.com
Edmonton Journal: letters@edmontonjournal.com
Vancouver Sun: sunletters@vancouversun.com
Vancouver Province: provletters@theprovince.com
Victoria Times Colonist: letters@timescolonist.com

5 comments:

Jean Day said...

The God of this Universe created man in His image with his or her allotted time on this earth, who are we to make that decision,thankyou, Jean Day Registered nurse.

Anonymous said...

Kill the aged and the ill.....save money
Is that the route the courts and Gov't are taking...what a shame and disrespectful attitude...you are the judge and jury?.. you will pay the price for your actions
fred bukowski

Anonymous said...

HITLER GOT AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE IT WAS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS IN GERMANY...FROM ABOUT 1936. AND LOOK WHAT HE DID WITH IT.

CANADA STILL HAS A CHANCE. DON'T CHANGE THE LAW...EVEN IF THE SUPREME
COURT SAYS IT IS OK.

WE KNOW IT IS NOT RIGHT. MURDER IS MURDER.

IF IT BECOMES LAWFUL...IT WILL STILL BE MORALLY WRONG. GOD
CREATED LIFE...IN THE BEGINNING...
OUT OF NOTHING...LIFE IS HIS TO
RESOLVE. OUR JOB IS TO SAVE OUR SOUL AND DESIRE HEAVEN.

AL FRASER

Anonymous said...

Everyone has a right to die with dignity.
It is with dignity I lived my life and with dignity I wish to return.
Only with a written will. or if unable to do so then giving someone the right to speak for me.
No malformed Children nor anyone unable to speak for themselves should have their life taking away.
I do not believe in murder.Joyce Maltais October 21 2014

Jule Koch said...

Is it the state's job to kill people? Will Canadians just hand over their right to life because they're so afraid of suffering and death that the state has to do that for them too? People howl with protest when Stephen Harper lifts a finger, but when the Supreme Court dictates state-sponsored killing, Canadians line up like sheep to the slaughter for their doses of poison - long before they're suffering or even close to it. Is it really suicide that the honorable judges legalized? Who will push the plunger? Wake up people. Murder and suicide can never protect you from suffering. In the spoon-feeding decision that made headlines recently - when Margaret Bentley of B.C. attempted to protect herself from suffering 24 years ago, she certainly never dreamed that what she wrote would be used against her, to attempt to starve and dehydrate her to death. Anyone who naively thinks they can write something that will deliver death to them exactly when they want it, how they want it, on their own terms, needs to keep what happened to Mrs. Bentley in mind. When the state grabs the right to kill people, watch out.

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