Medically Assisted Dying

Last night, the Liberals put their final stamp of approval on Bill C-7, expanding access to medically assisted dying to Canadians whose death is not imminent and those whose sole underlying condition is mental illness, while also removing many of the safeguards that were previously put in place to protect vulnerable Canadians. The Liberals’ willingness to accept the Senate’s amendment, adding mental illness as a qualifying condition, without study or sufficient debate in the House of Commons is a dereliction of their duties as elected parliamentarians.