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THE LATEST FROM THE CATHOLIC CIVIL RIGHTS LEAGUE

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Statements on Bill C-14, Canada’s Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Legislation

As the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) continues to study Bill C-14 so that we may issue our own analysis next week along with a call to action, we urge our supporters to read the following statements made by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Archbishop of Vancouver, J. Michael Miller, CSB, and Douglas Farrow, Professor of Christian Thought at McGill University.

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The Government of Canada Introduces Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Legislation

The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is reviewing Bill C-14 which was presented in the House of Commons today. Bill C-14 is an act to amend the criminal code to allow for the provision of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. The League will issue a release shortly. In the meantime, we repost today’s statement made by the archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Cardinal Collins.

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The CCRL strongly opposes Parliamentary Committee’s Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Recommendations

The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) strongly opposes the recommendations of the Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, titled “Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach.” The CCRL uses the more accurate terms “assisted suicide” and “euthanasia” since there is nothing medicinal whatsoever in the process of killing a patient or intervening so that a patient may commit suicide more easily.

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