Canadians shouldn't have to compromise their conscience.

In Canada, everyone has the right to their faith and their conscience. With physician-assisted suicide now legal in Canada, many healthcare practitioners and facilities are in a compromised position.

Those who cannot support assisted suicide or euthanasia because of their conscience, faith, or commitment to the Hippocratic Oath could be forced to compromise their convictions. They shouldn't have to.

Our coalition stands opposed to assisted suicide.

Now that the federal government has passed a law that will legalize assisted suicide, we need your help to ensure Canadian's faith and conscience rights are protected.

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Hear from our Doctors

Doctors and other healthcare workers are in an impossible position thanks to C-14. Many are now working in jurisdictions where they are forced to refer for, or participate in, assisted suicide.

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The Issue

With the passing of Bill C-14 on June 17, 2016, it is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Decision-makers in provinces across Canada are now faced with the challenge of creating regulations to guide this process.

While we are heartened Bill C-14 included limited conscience protection, provincial regulations could compromise these protections and force healthcare providers and workers to violate their consciences or face professional discipline.

While we respect the decision of patients we cannot take a patient’s life under any circumstances.

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Take Action

The best way to support our proposal to protect the conscience rights of healthcare practitioners and facilities is to sign up to show your support. We need your help now to change policies in many provinces across Canada.

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Protecting Conscience Rights

The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience represents a group of like-minded organizations that are committed to protecting conscience rights for healthcare practitioners and facilities.

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Our Coalition Members

In The News

Ontario physicians oppose referrals for assisted suicide, seek judicial review of CPSO requirement

TORONTO, ONT. (June 20, 2016) – The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience, representing more than 5,000 physicians and 100 healthcare facilities across Canada, is heartened that federal legislation for assisted suicide specifically states that no one should be compelled to participate in euthanasia.

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Interview: Coalition member Larry Worthen speaks with Evan Solomon

Larry Worthen, Executive Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Society was recently interviewed by Evan Solomon on 580 CRFA. Check out the interview below.

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Statement from the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience on the House of Commons passage of Bill C-14 permitting medically assisted dying

Ottawa, ON (May 31, 2016) – With Bill C-14, Medical Assistance in Dying, passing third reading in the House of Commons, the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience is urging the Senate to further protect the conscience rights for physicians and facilities in the legislation.

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Doctors who participate in assisted dying — or refuse to — need greater legal protections: committee

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on May 12, 2016. Click here to read the article on their site.

OTTAWA — Doctors and other health-care professionals who participate or refuse to participate in Canada’s looming assisted-dying regime should be given greater legal protections to make those choices, says the Commons justice committee.

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