Canadians need clear answers from Ottawa on assisted dying. Sign the petition!
Update July 8, 10:20 a.m. ET: Thanks to the fantastic response from our supporters, we've upped the goal from 1,500 signatures to 5,000. So if you've already signed, e-mail the petition to a friend. If you haven't signed, please add your name pronto!
In June, Justice Minister Peter MacKay told reporters his government was almost ready to announce a public consultation on physician assisted dying. But now, with the pre-election barbecue season already underway, we're still waiting on a clear answer from Ottawa on how they plan to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision on assisted dying.
These delays are unacceptable. For gravely ill individuals across Canada, every day that passes without meaningful end-of-life choice could be the difference between achieving a peaceful death and suffering a torturous one. Waffling from the government only adds to their fear and uncertainty.
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How you can help
We are calling on our supporters to:
- Urge Ottawa to give Canadians an immediate, clear answer on whether it plans to launch an open, thorough and well-advertised public consultation on assisted dying before the next federal election.
- Let the post-election government know we want the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Carter v. Canada to be implemented on time: no asking for an extension. The government owes it to Canadians not to trample upon their rights any longer.
Act now! Please sign and share this petition as soon as possible. We are asking for 1,500 5,000 signatures, but hope to gather many, many more. Canadians at end of life deserve clear answers — let's make sure the question is heard loud and clear.