On February 1, the Senate of Canada will resume its study of Bill C-7, an act to amend medical assistance in dying legislation. If passed, this bill will make it legal for people with disabilities and disabling conditions (and only them)
to end their lives even if they're not close to death.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be appearing as a witness in opposition to the bill. He is one of three UN experts who just
We need your help so government hears us loud and clear - people with disabilities deserve access to supports in life, not death.
Over the course of the next 2 weeks, Inclusion Canada will be actively communicating the highlights of the proceedings during the Senate study and Third Reading. You can watch the Senate proceedings start February 1 at 10:00am EST here
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Please considering contacting your Member of Parliament
today about Bill C-7 and voice your concerns. It would be helpful for you to bring the UN experts' statement to their attention.
With your help, we can continue to fight against the discrimination and stigmatization of persons with disabilities in Canada and ensure they are supported in living with dignity.