MAiD Conscience Rights Protection for Ontario Health Professionals

Posted July 16, 2018 1:31 pm by Alex Schadenberg

MAiD Conscience Rights Protection for Ontario Health Professionals

Petition To: Hon. Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Premier Doug Ford:Link to the online petition (Link).Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), also known as euthanasia, was legalized in June, 2016 by Canada’s federal government (Bill C-14). Since then, Health Professionals in Ontario have been required to participate in euthanasia by providing an “effective referral” i.e. a referral for the purpose of the act. Bill C-14 did not require Health Professionals to participate in MAiD. Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms states in Section 2 that: 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion;… Health

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