COVID-19 Search

Canadian Religious Leaders Oppose Bill C-7

Nov 12, 2020 8:49:47 AM

Angus Reid Polling and Cardus (think tank) have recently released new polling data on Canadian attitudes towards MAiD. Among other things, the polling data demonstrates that Canadians have a much more nuanced view of MAiD than is often reported by the Government of Canada, or organizations like Dying with Dignity. Please see the report at: https://www.cardus.ca/news/news-releases/expanded-medical-assistance-in-dying-ignores-mainstream-concerns/ (available in English only)

In his recent report, the Office of the Correctional Investigator has called for “an absolute moratorium on providing MAiD inside a federal penitentiary, regardless of circumstance” due to fundamental questions around consent, choice, and dignity […] a series of errors, omissions, inaccuracies, delays and misapplications of law and policy.”  The full report can be viewed at the following links:

 

October 14, 2020

We Can and Must do Much Better - Religious Leaders in Canada denounce Bill C-7, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying).”

This ecumenical and interfaith document has been endorsed by over 50 religious leaders and organizations from across Canada.

The English and French versions of the message are below. 

PDF English: Religious Leaders in Canada Oppose Bill C-7
PDF French: Les leaders religieux au Canada dénoncent le project de loi C-7

the Chancery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria

Written by the Chancery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria

The Chancery serves as the administrative office of the Bishop and the Diocese. We support Catholic parishes, schools, and communities by providing services, resources, and ministries.

You might also like

Apr 12, 2021 9:12:22 AM

In light of the enactment of Bill C-7, which expands euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, the Canadian ...

Apr 7, 2021 2:42:51 PM

Please take a few minutes to watch Catherine Minvielle, Director of Development to find ...

Mar 31, 2021 12:08:43 PM

Bishop Gary Gordon, in his 2021 Easter Letter, wishes all the people of the Diocese of Victoria and abroad that ...

Mar 29, 2021 4:16:35 PM

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Katja Groves has been appointed as the new Superintendent of the Catholic ...

Email Subscription

Our regular email newsletter is how we let you know what’s happening, what’s new, and what’s next.