As you may already know, yesterday, February 24, the federal government introduced Bill C-7, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (Medical Assistance in Dying). This is an update to the current law, which was passed in June 2016. The amendment does provide some protection for those with mental illness. We have revised our form letter and now share that revised version with you, which we think is more accurate and timely. Please adapt as you may need and share with your members.
Already, we are getting media interest on our joined effort as Catholics to advocate for protecting lives. Media will be on site tomorrow at the Cathedral.
We hope to see you there. We will have printed copies of the attached letter and envelopes available for your use.
Nadia Hinds, BPR, APR
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
CATHOLIC PASTORAL CENTRE
120 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2T2