In response to a Supreme Court decision fall 2015, the federal government is developing new laws on “physician-assisted dying,” which includes euthanasia and assisted suicide. We are very concerned about some of the recommendations made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee whose task was to suggest a way forward.
The Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying formally released its report to Parliament on Feb. 25, recommending that Canada put in place one of the most permissive regimes for assisted death in the world.
The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, through its relationship and membership with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, has continued to engage the government, Ministers of Parliament and others in the aftermath of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision last year to legalize assisted suicide.
In response to recent inquiries, we are sharing with you a letter written collaboratively last fall by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, which was sent to key stakeholders.
We want to facilitate a clear understanding of the issue and continued engagement and response throughout the Mennonite Brethren Fellowship. We trust the resources enclosed here will encourage many in our churches to that end. We also want to encourage you to view the two webinars that were hosted by EFC
Declaration to sign online: Click here
Sign online: Click here
Summary of the issue: Click here
Critical Issues: Click here
Complete resource list on euthanasia and assisted suicide: Click here
View archived EFC webinars: Click here