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e-2199 (Medical assistance in dying)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Alex Schadenberg from London, Ontario, on May 17, 2019, at 12:33 p.m. (EDT)
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Caregivers and health care professionals
Freedom of conscience and religion
Medical assistance in dying
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion are guaranteed to all Canadians in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Bill C-14 (Medical Assistance in Dying) prohibits the compelling of health care providers or institutions to provide medical assistance in dying, to refer or transfer a patient to another health care provider, or to take other actions which could impact on health care providers’ freedom of conscience or religion;
  • Bill C-14 lacks clarity for effective enforcement;
  • Bill C-418 aims to protect the fundamental freedom of conscience guaranteed to all Canadians; and
  • Bill C-418 makes it an offence to intimidate a health care professional for the purpose of compelling them to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Bill C-418 also makes it an offence to dismiss from employment or to refuse to employ a health care professional for the reason only that they refuse to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medical assistance in dying.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to ensure that the conscience rights of medical personnel are protected, by passing Bill C-418.
Cypress Hills—Grasslands
Conservative
Saskatchewan
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 19, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04673)
Government response tabled on
Open for signature : May 17, 2019, at 12:33 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 16, 2019, at 12:33 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
589
British Columbia
728
Manitoba
127
New Brunswick
63
Newfoundland and Labrador
25
Nova Scotia
78
Nunavut
2
Ontario
1496
Prince Edward Island
17
Quebec
378
Saskatchewan
255
Yukon
4
Other Countries
22
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