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e-4442 (Justice)

Initiated by Mackensie Semenchuk from Grimsby, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Medical assistance in dying will expand to Canadians with mental illness on March 17, 2024, unless Parliament intervenes;
  • Parliament considers it a priority to ensure that supports are in place for the mental health of everyone in Canada;
  • Vulnerable Canadians must be given suicide prevention instead of suicide assistance;
  • Medical assistance in dying risks normalizing suicide as a solution for those suffering from mental illness; and
  • Canada should focus on increasing mental health supports and improving access to these supports instead of offering medical assistance in dying for those with mental illness;
We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to stop the expansion of medical assistance in dying to those with mental illness.
Open for signature
May 11, 2023, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 10, 2023, at 1:50 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Ed Fast
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia