Today, CCCB President, Archbishop Richard Gagnon, released a letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressing the serious concerns of the Bishops of Canada regarding the proposed changes to the current legislation, as well as for the survey itself. This follows the Federal Government’s two-week consultation on the expansion of eligibility for assisted suicide - euthanasia ("Medical Assistance in Dying" also known as MAiD).
You may access the letter here:
PDF English: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau on expansion of MAiD - 31 Jan 2020 - EN
PDF French: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau on expansion of MAiD - 31 Jan 2020 - FR
Click here for the Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Here is the Catholic Bishops of BC and Yukon Statement of Endorsement here.
Here are the CCCB’s previous statements on assisted suicide/euthanasia:
- in English, at https://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide
- in French, at https://www.cccb.ca/site/frc/salle-de-presse/leuthanasie-et-le-suicide-assiste