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.