Take Action.

Write to the Government of Ontario.

Take Action.

Write to the Government of Ontario.

Since 2016, assisted suicide and euthanasia have been legalized across Canada. In 2021, amendments to the original legislation were passed.

These amendments allow persons with disabilities and people with mental health concerns to access euthanasia and assisted suicide. It also allows people to make advance requests prior to illness that would take effect if mental capacity is lost. Multiple factors are involved in a patient request for euthanasia and assisted suicide. 

Government reports show that people have requested euthanasia and assisted suicide because of fear of being a burden, loneliness, lack of support, or loss of dignity and meaning. Before euthanasia and assisted suicide were legalized, these issues were managed through support and counselling. Death has now become a prescribed treatment for these common concerns.

Many healthcare professionals are unable to participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide because of their moral convictions. However, they are being compelled to participate by medical regulators like the CPSO. For example, doctors are required to arrange an assessment for their patients. In addition, many have argued that doctors should be compelled to advise patients of the availability of euthanasia and assisted suicide, even if a patient hasn’t made a request. If they don’t comply, they can be disciplined or even pushed out of medicine.

What will happen to patients if their doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other healthcare professional is forced out of medicine? We need your help to ensure that Ontario healthcare professionals can continue to care for their patients.

Please write the Ontario government using the letter below to encourage them to create legislation that ensures that doctors, nurses and pharmacists have their conscience rights protected.

Sign up below to send a letter to your elected representatives! The letter writing form will then appear, with your MPP selected based on the postal code you entered.

Your letter will be sent to leaders in the government of Ontario  including the Honourable Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health and Premier Doug Ford. The letter can be fully edited and personalized.

Since 2016, assisted suicide and euthanasia have been legalized across Canada. In 2021, amendments to the original legislation were passed.

These amendments allow persons with disabilities and people with mental health concerns to access euthanasia and assisted suicide. It also allows people to make advance requests prior to illness that would take effect if mental capacity is lost. Multiple factors are involved in a patient request for euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Government reports show that people have requested euthanasia and assisted suicide because of fear of being a burden, loneliness, lack of support, or loss of dignity and meaning. Before euthanasia and assisted suicide were legalized, these issues were managed through support and counselling. Death has now become a prescribed treatment for these common concerns.

Many healthcare professionals are unable to participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide because of their moral convictions. However, they are being compelled to participate by medical regulators like the CPSO. For example, doctors are required to arrange an assessment for their patients. In addition, many have argued that doctors should be compelled to advise patients of the availability of euthanasia and assisted suicide, even if a patient hasn’t made a request. If they don’t comply, they can be disciplined or even pushed out of medicine.

What will happen to patients if their doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other healthcare professional is forced out of medicine? We need your help to ensure that Ontario healthcare professionals can continue to care for their patients.

Please write the Ontario government using the letter below to encourage them to create legislation that ensures that doctors, nurses and pharmacists have their conscience rights protected.

Sign up below to send a letter to your elected representatives! The letter writing form will then appear, with your MPP selected based on the postal code you entered.

Your letter will be sent to leaders in the government of Ontario  including the Honourable Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health and Premier Doug Ford. The letter can be fully edited and personalized.

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