Friday, February 17, 2023

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

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Hon Ed Fast MP
Sign our petition supporting Bill C-314 (Petition Link).

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) thanks the Hon Ed Fast MP for introducing Bill C-314, a bill that would prohibit euthanasia for mental illness. EPC supports Bill C-314 since it amends the Criminal Code to prohibit euthanasia for people with a mental disorder. Bill C-314 is published below:
BILL C-314: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)


Whereas Parliament considers it a priority to ensure that adequate supports are in place for the mental health of Canadians;

Whereas Parliament considers that vulnerable Canadians should receive suicide prevention counselling rather than access medical assistance in dying;

Whereas Parliament considers that Canada’s medical assistance in dying regime risks normalizing assisted dying as a solution for those suffering from a mental disorder;

Now, therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Criminal Code
1 Subsection 241.‍2(2.‍1) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

(2.‍1) For the purposes of subsection (2) a mental disorder is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition.
Also, contact your Member of Parliament and say that you support Bill C-314 that prohibits euthanasia for mental illness alone.

Angus Reid Institute conducted a poll that was published on February 13, 2023 concerning Canada's current (MAiD) euthanasia law indicated that, 
for mental health as a sole condition, 51% of Canadians were opposed, 31% supported and 18% were unsure.

If Bill C-314 passes, euthanasia for mental illness will be prohibited in Canada.


blessed assurance said...

This is Fantastic! Thank you so much for bringing this bill forward, Honourable Member of Parliament Ed Fast!

K.Loewen said...

Thank you and fast for your work on this tragic issue! Life is sacred! Every hour of every day. Please can we as a society focus on helping treat, alleviate, and prevent suffering rather than adding to it?!

Harold Wiebe md said...

Thank you Honourable member Ed Fast for attempting to add some somber second thought to this “progressive approach” ( clearly not ) to mental health … more “efficient” to kill off the treatment failures OR those who have not even attempted every avenue of treatment … is Maid now a cost saving tool wiellded by a misguided government?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your hard work!