In Ontario, when it comes to euthanasia and assisted suicide, while doctors and nurses are not forced to provide a lethal injection to patients, they are required to provide a referral.
For those who object due to personal or religious convictions, ending the life of a patient or arranging for it to take place are equally offensive. These conscientious objectors need protection as is the case in many parts of the country. At present, they can be sanctioned, forcing many to leave the practice or our province.
In advance of the June 2018 provincial election in Ontario, please go to
CanadiansforConscience.ca/ontario to write to all candidates in your riding, asking them where they stand on
legislative protection for healthcare professionals' conscience rights.