Bill C7 Resource List

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What is Bill C7?

Bill C7: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) is an amendment “to permit MAID for individuals whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable. The Bill would continue to prohibit MAID for individuals whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness.”  (click the link to see more information on the Government of Canada website)

In other words, this bill would expand Medical Assistance in Dying eligibility to include physically disabled people, to be able to apply at any time in their lives. The current eligibility states that the person applying must be near death. 

Disability groups and advocates across Canada are united in their position against this bill. Here is a list of resources on learning more about the bill, why it harms disabled people specifically, and what you can do about it. (Additional thanks to Gabrielle Peters for sharing resources)

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Social Media Follows (Stay up to date with those mentioned in this list)

Folks that make up Dignity Denied

Advocates and contributors to articles

Actions to take

  • Follow these groups and advocates to keep up to date.
  • Share the information, keep talking about it.
  • Write to your MP and Senators
  • Sign this petition. (by Dignity Denied)
  • Follow the hashtags #BillC7, #MAiD, #KillBillC7

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