Friday, February 4, 2022

Kelly Block tables "The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act."

Speech in the House of Commons by Kelly Block MP as she introduce her private members Bill C-230: "The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act."

Sign the Petition to Kelly Block MP in support of Bill C-230 (Link).

Over the past two years, we have seen just how important our health care system is and how critical the medical professionals who work in that system are to Canadians.

We need to create a work environment for medical professionals that protects them, supports them, and encourages them to continue in the critical work they do.

I rise today to introduce a private member’s bill entitled: “The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act”.

Medical professionals are facing increasing pressure to participate in assisted suicide, and this is causing many to question their ability to work in Canada.

The Bill proposes an amendment to the Criminal Code that will protect medical professionals from intimidation or coercion to participate in medical assisted suicide in the same way that workers are protected from intimidation or coercion if they want to form or be part of a union.

I encourage all my colleagues in this place to support this bill’s speedy passage and thereby demonstrate a deep commitment both to our amazing medical professionals and to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

No comments: