Canadians shouldn't have to compromise their conscience.

In Canada, everyone has the right to their faith and their conscience. The coming legalization of physician-assisted suicide will put healthcare practitioners and facilities in a compromised position.

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

Our coalition stands opposed to assisted suicide.

We need your help to ensure Canadian's faith and conscience rights are protected.

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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

The Issue

It may soon be legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Decision-makers across the country are now faced with the challenge of creating legislation to guide this process.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee has recommended that healthcare professionals be forced to refer and that publicly funded institutions must provide assisted death on their premises.

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

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Our Proposal

As Canadians, we need to develop a system that balances the faith and conscience rights of physicians and facilities with patient's requests. Our proposal does that.


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The best way to support our proposal to protect patients and the conscience rights of healthcare practitioners and facilities is to sign up to show your support. We need your help now.

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In The News

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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Mark Warawa Introduces Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act

Today, I introduced my Private Member’s Bill, C-268: Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act.

The bill seeks to amend the Liberal government’s assisted suicide legislation, Bill C-14. It would guarantee the protection of conscience rights of physicians and health care professionals who conscientiously object to participating in assisted suicide and euthanasia. 

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Bulka: Assisted-dying debate not just about religious values, but universal ones

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on May 4th, 2016. Click here to read the article on their site.

As we wade deeper into the turbulent waters of physician-assisted death, the issue of any religion imposing its values on Canada becomes more contentious.

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MP argues that physicians must have ‘freedom of conscience’ protected

Published in the Barrhead Leader on April 26, 2016. Click here to read it on their site. 

Continuing his earlier stance on physician-assisted dying, Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is protesting that Bill C-14 lacks any protections for physicians who don’t wish to participate ending another’s life.

Last Thursday, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-14, which will amend the Criminal Code to create exemptions related to aiding suicide, which will permit medical practitioners to provide assistance in dying.

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