Euthanasia opponents are slamming the federal Liberals who, with Bloc Quebecois support, have opened the door for the mentally ill to access the medical aid in dying (MAiD) system.

Critics say it is shameful the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois put a time limit on debate on a matter of life and death that opens the door to the mentally ill being allowed to kill themselves with the help of a doctor. The Bloc joined with the Liberals to impose closure on the debate to force a vote on the bill.

“While the federal government was noting the 11th anniversary of Canada’s signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the House of Commons passed Bill C-7 thereby making MAiD available to healthy people with disabilities,” a statement released by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities said.

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