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Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

Since June 2016, assisted suicide and euthanasia have been legalized across Canada. In February 2020, the federal government introduced new legislation to expand access to euthanasia for more Canadians, including those without a terminal illness.

We are called to live a faith that acts and become engaged as the discussion around end of life care continues in Canada. Please take the time to:

  • Visit www.helptheliving.ca to send a letter (prepared for you) to your Member of Parliament expressing deep concern. The process takes less than 5 minutes and can make a big difference.

  • Learn more about the issue – our statements and resources library provide tools (both for churches and individuals) to both educate and advocate on issues of life and death.

  • Pray for those who are sick, suffering and vulnerable in our country and for those who care for them. 

Video: Statement by Cardinal Collins on Bill C-7
Watch video: Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, shares his concerns about the introduction of Bill C-7: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Medical Assistance in Dying).​​​
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"It is up to every Canadian to foster a culture of care and love for one another. The answer is not assisted death in its many forms; it is accompanying our family, our friends and even strangers to assist them in life, recognizing the inherent dignity of every person."
- Cardinal Thomas Collins​, February 25, 2020

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