Support fair assisted dying access for Canadians
I pledge to speak out for fair, constitutional assisted dying rules that do not discriminate against whole groups of desperately ill individuals on the basis of their age and/or diagnoses.
Will you sign?
What's the problem?
Canada’s assisted dying law currently fails whole groups of Canadians who have been cruelly barred from accessing their right to a peaceful death.
Who's left out?
Only those suffering Canadians whose natural death is “reasonably foreseeable” can qualify for a medically assisted death. And the law forbids Canadians from making an advance request for assisted dying. This effectively excludes thousands of Canadians from access, including individuals with capacity-stealing conditions like dementia or a paralyzing stroke, and individuals with mental illness.
Our supporters have told us repeatedly how important it is for Canada to have assisted dying rules that actually respect the rights of Canadians. The current law fails to do that.
Voice Your Choice
Thankfully, there promises to be a number of critical opportunities in the months and years ahead to help shape the future of assisted dying in Canada so that we can have real choice.
By signing this pledge, you are making a commitment to seizing critical opportunities and making your voice heard in the future.
If we are to bring Canada’s assisted dying rules in line with the compassionate, patient-centred values laid out in the Supreme Court’s Carter decision, we’ll need nothing less than a critical mass of Canadians to get the job done. We hope you'll join us.