Liberal government promoting a ‘culture of death’ with medical assistance in dying law, Conservative MP says – CBC

Tory MP Ed Fast tables a bill to repeal doctor-assisted death for the mentally ill

Mar 06, 2023

Conservative MP Ed Fast said Monday he will soon table a bill to repeal a Liberal law that allows the mentally ill to access medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Speaking to reporters on Parliament Hill, Fast said the MAID regime, first introduced by the Liberal government in 2016, should have never been extended to people suffering solely from mental illness — a vulnerable group he said should be offered help, not death.

“Those suffering from mental disorders, including depression, deserve mental health and social support and counselling. They need to find some joy and some meaning in life,” Fast said.

“It is deeply concerning that this government appears to be moving from a culture of life to a culture of death.”

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